The justified and the dead

Changing the tenets of a just war
by
March 2010, no. 319

Killing in War by Jeff McMahan

Oxford University Press, $64.95 hb, 255 pp

The justified and the dead

Changing the tenets of a just war
by
March 2010, no. 319

One of the most productive and interesting areas of research in applied philosophy is concerned with moral issues around warfare. Although there had been important contributions previously, Michael Walzer’s Just and Unjust Wars (1977) was immensely influential in philosophy and well beyond its confines, reinstating ‘just war’ thinking as a mainstream intellectual position. It became, for instance, a standard text in Western military academies.

Tony Coady reviews 'Killing in War' by Jeff McMahan

Killing in War

by Jeff McMahan

Oxford University Press, $64.95 hb, 255 pp

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