Social ontology and war

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This chapter addresses three related issues: (1) Debates between individualists and collectivists regarding the ontological nature of armed forces engaged in war; (2) The ontological nature of the moral rights and collective moral responsibilities of armed forces engaged in war; (3) The implications of individualist and collectivist ontological theories for the application in war of the principles of necessity, proportionality and discrimination.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA companion to applied philosophy
EditorsKasper Lippert-Rasmussen, Kimberley Brownlee, David Coady
Place of PublicationUnited States
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic) 9781118869123
ISBN (Print)9781118869130
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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