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The Resource Killing by remote control : the ethics of an unmanned military, edited by Bradley Jay Strawser

Killing by remote control : the ethics of an unmanned military, edited by Bradley Jay Strawser

Label
Killing by remote control : the ethics of an unmanned military
Title
Killing by remote control
Title remainder
the ethics of an unmanned military
Statement of responsibility
edited by Bradley Jay Strawser
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The increased military employment of remotely operated aerial vehicles, also known as drones, has raised a wide variety of important ethical questions, concerns, and challenges. Many of these have not yet received the serious scholarly examination such worries rightly demand. This volume attempts to fill that gap through sustained analysis of a wide range of specific moral issues that arise from this new form of killing by remote control. Many, for example, are troubled by the impact that killing through the mediated mechanisms of a drone half a world away has on the pilots who fly them. What happens to concepts such as bravery and courage when a war-fighter controlling a drone is never exposed to any physical danger? This dramatic shift in risk also creates conditions of extreme asymmetry between those who wage war and those they fight. What are the moral implications of such asymmetry on the military that employs such drones and the broader questions for war and a hope for peace in the world going forward? How does this technology impact the likely successes of counter-insurgency operations or humanitarian interventions? Does not such weaponry run the risk of making war too easy to wage and tempt policy makers into killing when other more difficult means should be undertaken? Killing By Remote Control directly engages all of these issues. Some essays discuss the just war tradition and explore whether the rise of drones necessitates a shift in the ways we think about the ethics of war in the broadest sense. Others scrutinize more specific uses of drones, such as their present use in what are known as "targeted killing" by the United States. The book similarly tackles the looming prospect of autonomous drones and the many serious moral misgivings such a future portends
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
172/.42
Index
index present
LC call number
UG479
LC item number
.K55 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Strawser, Bradley Jay
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  • Military robots
  • Drone aircraft
  • Robotics
  • Robotics
  • Military ethics
  • Sécurité internationale
  • Militaires
  • Ethique
  • Robots
  • Drohne
  • Militärischer Einsatz
  • Ethik
  • Militär etik
  • Drönare (luftfarkost)
  • Robotvapen
  • Robotteknik
  • Drone aircraft
  • Military ethics
  • Military robots
  • Robotics
  • Robotics
Label
Killing by remote control : the ethics of an unmanned military, edited by Bradley Jay Strawser
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Just war theory and the permissibility to kill by remote control : Introduction: The moral landscape of unmanned weapons / Bradley Jay Strawser -- Just war theory and remote military technology: a primer / Matthew W. Hallgarth -- Distinguishing drones: an exchange / Asa Kasher and Avery Plaw -- Part II. The ethics of drone employment : Drones and targeted killing: angels or assassins? / David Whetham -- War without virtue? / Robert Sparrow -- Robot guardians: teleoperated combat vehicles in humanitarian military intervention / Zack Beauchamp and Julian Savulescu -- Counting the dead: the proportionality of predation in Pakistan / Avery Plaw -- The Wizard of Oz goes to war: unmanned systems in counterinsurgency / Rebecca J. Johnson -- Killing them safely: extreme asymmetry and its discontents / Uwe Steinhoff -- Part III. Autonomous drones and the future of unmanned weaponry : Engineering, ethics & industry: the moral challenges of lethal autonomy / George R. Lucas, Jr -- Autonomous weapons pose no moral problem / Stephen Kershnar
Control code
ocn826121169
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 264 pages
Isbn
9780199926121
Lccn
2012043807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199926121
  • (OCoLC)826121169
Label
Killing by remote control : the ethics of an unmanned military, edited by Bradley Jay Strawser
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Just war theory and the permissibility to kill by remote control : Introduction: The moral landscape of unmanned weapons / Bradley Jay Strawser -- Just war theory and remote military technology: a primer / Matthew W. Hallgarth -- Distinguishing drones: an exchange / Asa Kasher and Avery Plaw -- Part II. The ethics of drone employment : Drones and targeted killing: angels or assassins? / David Whetham -- War without virtue? / Robert Sparrow -- Robot guardians: teleoperated combat vehicles in humanitarian military intervention / Zack Beauchamp and Julian Savulescu -- Counting the dead: the proportionality of predation in Pakistan / Avery Plaw -- The Wizard of Oz goes to war: unmanned systems in counterinsurgency / Rebecca J. Johnson -- Killing them safely: extreme asymmetry and its discontents / Uwe Steinhoff -- Part III. Autonomous drones and the future of unmanned weaponry : Engineering, ethics & industry: the moral challenges of lethal autonomy / George R. Lucas, Jr -- Autonomous weapons pose no moral problem / Stephen Kershnar
Control code
ocn826121169
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 264 pages
Isbn
9780199926121
Lccn
2012043807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199926121
  • (OCoLC)826121169

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