Daniel Statman

Professor für Philosophie, University of Haifa

Aufenthalt am Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
Januar–Februar 2013

Forschungsthema am Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
»A Contractarian Defense of Just War Theory«

The goal of the proposed project is to develop a new justification for just war theory, one grounded in the social contract tradition. The basic idea is that the rules that guide wars are anchored in a mutually beneficial agreement between states. The general form of the argument runs as follows: States have a strong interest in being able to defend themselves from unjust attacks against them but since they cannot be sure that they will always be the stronger party in such conflicts, they have an interest in limited, rule-governed wars over unlimited, total ones; and since deciding on such rules would be impossible once war breaks out, they have an interest in agreeing to such rules ex ante. I seek to show that the contractarian defense of just war theory does a better job than other defenses in explaining the moral equality of soldiers, the moral distinction between combatants and noncombatants and in elucidating other components of traditional just war theory and international law. (Daniel Statman)

Förderung des Aufenthaltes:
DFG-Kollegforschergruppe »Justitia Amplificata. Rethinking Justice − Applied and Global«

Wissenschaftliches Profil von Daniel Statman

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Ethik, Moralpsychologie, Rechtsphilosophie, jüdische Philosophie

Veröffentlichungen (Auswahl):
  1. »Fabre's Crusade for Justice: Why We Should Not Join«, In: Law and Philosophy, Bd. 33, 2014.
  2. (mit Gidi Sapir) State and Religion in Israel, Haifa: University Press of Haifa, 2014. (Englische Version im Erscheinen)
  3. »Can Just War Theory Justify Targeted Killing? An Investigation into Three Models«, in: Claire Finkelstein, Jens David Ohlin und Andrew Altman (Hg.): Targeted Killings: Law and Morality in an Asymmetrical World, New York: Oxford University Press 2012, S. 90-111.
  4. »Can Wars Be Fought Justly? The Necessity Condition Put to the Test«, Journal of Moral Philosophy 8 (2011), S. 435-451.
  5. »The Success Condition for Legitimate Self-Defense«, Ethics 118 (2008), S. 659-686.
  6. »Supreme Emergencies Revisited«, Ethics 117 (2006), S. 58-79.
  7. »Moral Tragedies, Supreme Emergencies and National-Defense«, Journal of Applied Philosophy 23 (2006), S. 311-322.
  8. »Targeted Killing«, Theoretical Inquiries in Law 5 (2003), S. 63-82.
  9. »The Morality of Assassination: A Response to Gross«, Political Studies, 51 (2003), S. 775-779.
  10. (Hg.), Virtue Ethics, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press 1997.
  11. (mit Avi Sagi), Religion and Morality, Amsterdam: Rodopi 1995.
  12. Moral Dilemmas, Amsterdam: Rodopi 1995.
  13. (Hg.), Moral Luck, New York: State University of New York Press 1993.

Weitere Tätigkeiten:
Daniel Statman ist Mitglied des Jerusalem Center for Ethics im Mishkenot Sha'ananaim, mit dem Schwerpunkt Militär- und Polizeiethik. Ebenfalls ist er Mitglied der Ethikkommission des HaEmeq Krankenhauses in Afula.