Jeff McMahan

Professor für Philosohie, Rutgers University (USA)

Aufenthalt am Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
Mai 2012

Forschungsthema am Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
»Ethik des Krieges«

I will be working on a book on the ethics of war called The Right Way to Fight, which is under contract with Oxford University Press. It is intended to be a trade book rather than an academic book and thus will be written to be accessible to a wide readership. It will have chapters on the following topics: whether war can be justified as a means of averting threats to political sovereignty or territorial integrity, preventive war, humanitarian intervention, the intentional killing of innocent people (terrorism), proportionality in the foreseeable but unintended killing of innocent people (what is often called »collateral damage«), the moral status of mercenaries and whether it is permissible for states to employ them, targeted killing, torture, the ethics of military occupation, and the relation between the morality of war and the law of war. (Jeff McMahan)

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

Wissenschaftliches Profil von Jeff McMahan

Ethik, politische Philosophie, Rechtstheorie, Kriegstheorien

Veröffentlichungen (Auswahl):
  1. »What Rights May Be Defended by Means of War?«, in: Cécile Fabre und Seth Lazar (Hg.): Why We Fight: The Purpose of Military Force in the 21st Century, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.
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  3. Ethics and Humanity: Themes from the Philosophy of Jonathan Glover. New York: Oxford University Press 2010 (hg. mit Ann Davis und Richard Keshen).
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  5. Killing in War. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2009. (Deutsche Übersetzung: Kann Töten gerecht sein? Krieg und Ethik. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2010.)
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  7. The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Life. New York und Oxford: Oxford University Press 2002.
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  9. The Morality of Nationalism. New York und Oxford: Oxford University Press 1997 (hg. mit Robert McKim).

Weitere akademische Tätigkeiten:
rnJeff McMahan ist Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (Research Collaborator) am Center for Human Values in Princeton, Honorary Fellow am Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics in Oxford sowie Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (Research Associate) am Oxford Institute of Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict. Seine wissenschaftliche Arbeit wurde bereits gefördert von der National Endowment of the Humanities, dem U.S. Institute of Peace, der MacArthur Foundation, dem American Council of Learned Societies und der Guggenheim Foundation.


Link: Homepage von Jeff McMahan, Rutgers University