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Who Should Die?: The Ethics of Killing in War

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2018.07.32 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ryan Jenkins, Michael Robillard, and Bradley Jay Strawser (eds.), Who Should Die?: The Ethics of Killing in War, Oxford University Press, 2017, 256pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780190495657. Reviewed by Stephen N. Woodside, United States Military Academy This edited volume is a nice collection of ten original essays on the ethics of defensive harming and war. There are various exceptional essays, of which the three most insightful and carefully argued are Yitzhak Benbaji's "Pre-emptive Rules and the Scope of Defensive Rights," Kai Draper's "Defensive Liability: Four Common Mistakes," and Stephen Kershnar's "An Axiomatic Theory of Just War: Forfeiture Theory." All of the essays are broadly "revisionist" in their approach to the morality of war and do a nice job of advancing some of the most contentious debates within this framework. The rival "traditionalist" approach associated with the work of Michael Walzer is. . .

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