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Ethics of Targeted Killing

Lecture by Seumas Miller

Lecture by Seumas Miller (Delft, Canberra) organized by the Departement of Ethics

The killing of Colonel Gadaffi and Osama bin Laden, as well as the use of drones in Afghanistan, the tribal areas of Pakistan, and elsewhere has provided recent impetus to controversies concerning the ethics of targeted killing. Prior to...(continue)

Prior to a consideration of the ethics of targeted killing we need a workable definition, one which distinguishes targeted killing from assassination and extra-judicial killing.

This paper provides some definitional material before focusing on the ethical controversies.

Seumas Miller

Seumas Miller is Professor of Philosophy at Charles Sturt University and the Australian National University (joint position), Foundation Director of the Centre for Applied Ethics and Public Ethics (CAPPE) and Full Professor at 3TU Centre for Ethics and Technology and at Delft University of Technology.


Wednesday, 3 October 2012, 15.15 - 17.00


Room Omega, Faculty of Philosophy, Oude Boteringestraat 52, Groningen

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