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Episode 17. Seth Lazar on Self-Defense in War

Why are soldiers allowed to kill in war?¬†For philosophers who believe in what Seth Lazar calls the “new orthodoxy,” the answer is that soldiers can kill for the same reason anyone can kill: self-defense. War is just individual self-defense writ … Continue reading

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Special Episode: Queens College Part II

This is the second half of our special episode featuring contributions by the students of Queens College. The students spent the semester in an upper-level philosophy class developing and recording short podcasts. In this two-part episode, we present those student-produced … Continue reading

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Special Episode: Queens College Part I

Welcome to a very special episode of Public Ethics Radio. This podcast is the result of a semester-long experiment conducted by a class of students at Queens College of the City University of New York. The students took an upper-level … Continue reading

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Episode 7. Jeff McMahan on Proportionality

Out of some 1,300 Palestinians killed in Gaza, Israel claims that it can name more than 700 of the dead who were Hamas fighters. Claiming precise knowledge of their targets, Israeli officials insist that their attacks were judiciously planned so … Continue reading

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Episode on proportionality coming very soon

I’m putting the finishing touches on a new episode on proportionality in war. The conversation is with the one and only Jeff McMahan, who graciously let us set this up on very short notice. The episode should be up by … Continue reading

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