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.
|Title of host publication||A companion to applied philosophy|
|Editors||Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen, Kimberley Brownlee, David Coady|
|Place of Publication||United States|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|