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Mathias Völzke
Monday, 16 March 2020
Workshop and Discussion of the book by Alec D. Walen in the presence of the author


According to the dominant account of rights, there are two ways to permissibly kill people: they have done something to forfeit their right to life, or their rights are outweighed by the significantly greater cost of respecting them. Contemporary just war theorists tend to agree that it is difficult to justify killing in the second way. Thus, they focus on the conditions under which rights might be forfeited. But it has proven hard to defend an account of forfeiture that permits killing when and only when it is morally justifiable.


Monday, 16 March 2020
Start: 9:00 am


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Hilde Ottschofski
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