The Mechanics Of Claims And Permissible Killing In War
de Alec D. Walen
Sobre o livro
This book develops an alternative account of rights according to which rights forfeiture has a much smaller role to play because rights themselves are more contextually contingent. For example, those who threaten to cause harm without a right to do so have weaker claims not to be killed than innocent bystanders or those who have a right to threaten to cause harm. By framing rights as the output of a balance of competing claims, and by laying out a detailed account ofhow to balance competing claims, Walen provides a more coherent account of when killing in war is permissible.