Workshop: Killing in War

Past Event

09 October 2009, 1:00am 10 October 2009 - 1:00am

Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict
Department of Politics and International Relations, Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UQ

ELAC's inaugural workshop for 2009/10 explored themes from Jeff McMahan's recently published book, Killing in War (OUP). Killing in War distils and develops a series of powerful arguments about the morality of war proposed over the last fifteen years, advocating a wholesale revision of conventional thinking on the just war. This workshop brought together some of the leading moral, political and legal philosophers in the field, to respond to McMahan's arguments, and present their own views of what justifies killing in war.

Speakers included:

  • Dr. Yitzhak Benbaji, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
  • Professor Tony Coady, Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, University of Melbourne
  • Professor Cécile Fabre, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor John Gardner, University of Oxford
  • Professor Larry May, Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Charles Sturt and Australian National Universities and Vanderbilt University
  • Professor Jeff McMahan, Rutgers University
  • Dr. David Rodin, ELAC, University of Oxford
  • Professor Cheyney Ryan, University of Oregon
  • Professor Henry Shue, University of Oxford