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Drone Killings in Principle and in Practice

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It is a widely accepted claim that whether a given technology is being justly used in the real world is a separate question from moral issues intrinsic to technology. We should not blame the technology itself for immoral ways it happens to be used. There is obviously some truth to that. But I want to argue that what we see in the real world cases of drone killings is not merely an accidental or contingent use of drone technology. The real life use reflects to a large extent features that are inherent of the dominant drone systems that has been developed to date. What is being imagined "in principle" is thus to a large extent drone killings in dreamland. I use an historic example as a point of reference and departure: the debate over the lawfulness of nuclear weapons.
Bidragets oversatte titelDronadrab i princippet og i praksis
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftEthical Theory and Moral Practice
Vol/bind20
Nummer4
Sider (fra-til)873-83
Antal sider11
ISSN1386-2820
DOI
StatusUdgivet - aug. 2017

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  • Dronekrig, snigmord, krigens regler

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