Terror and Collateral Damage: Are they Permissible?*
Author: Kamm, F.
Source: The Journal of Ethics, Volume 9, Numbers 3-4, October 2005 , pp. 381-401(21)
Abstract:This article begins by comparing terror and death and then focuses on whether killing combatants and noncombatants as a mere means to create terror, that is in turn a means to winning a war, is ever permissible. The role of intentions and alternative acts one might have done is examined in this regard. The second part of the article begins by criticizing a standard justification for causing collateral (side effect) deaths in war and offers an alternative justification that makes use of the idea of group liability.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Philosophy, Harvard University, 208 Emerson Hall, Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA, Email: Francesemail@example.com
Publication date: October 1, 2005