Social ontology and war

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    Abstract

    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
    PublisherWiley-Blackwell
    Chapter14
    Pages196-210
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Electronic) 9781118869123
    ISBN (Print)9781118869130
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

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