To Kill Another: Homicide and Natural Law

To Kill Another: Homicide and Natural Law

by Graham McAleer


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412849609
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/15/2012
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Graham McAleer is professor of philosophy at Loyola University in Maryland. He wrote introductions to the Transaction editions of Aurel Kolnai’s Ethics, Value and Reality and Max Scheler’s The Nature of Sympathy and On the Eternal in Man. He is the author of Ecstatic Morality and Sexual Politics.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Abbreviations xxi

Introduction 1

1 Blood Diamonds and the Limits of Moral Knowledge 15

2 State Privilege to Kill 33

3 Victims' Rights and Double Jeopardy 59

4 Political Theology and the Law of War 85

5 Wrongful Life Tort 101

6 Is Carl Schmitt Right? Is Just War Impossible? 117

7 Why the Case of the Maltese Twins Was Wrongly Decided 139

8 Kosovo Air War and Why Malthus Was Really a Wise Man 161

Conclusion: Natural Law as Political Theology 187

Appendix: The "Summa Theologica" Thomas Aquinas 199

Bibliography 215

Index 227

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