Cyber attacks have created new dilemmas for philosophers who determine the ethics of war.
Weighing what’s fair takes deliberation.
A decision-making process that relies on intuitive feelings rather than careful deliberation invites a host of biases that make bad decisions and disproportional consequences far more likely.
Can a Czech soldier justify assassinating a Nazi leader when he knows that it could lead to thousands of innocent citizens being murdered in revenge? If so, how?
Candles outside the Medecins sans Frontieres HQ in Geneva
Bombing a hospital and killing doctors and wounded or sick persons may seem to be an obvious war crime. But the reality of both the law and the facts is significantly more complicated.
Under certain conditions, war may be morally permissible, or even necessary.
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Political leaders frequently invoke Just War Theory to ground their explanations of why they are waging war against another state and how they plan to do so. What are the key components of this moral position?