Journal of Moral Philosophy 8 (4):495-512 (2012)
|Abstract||Do innocent civilians who will be killed in a justified attack on a nearby military target have a right to defend themselves by shooting down the bomber pilot? I argue that they do not, and that Jeff McMahan's view that they do have such a right—that there is a moral equivalence between pilot and civilian—is flawed in much the same way that Michael Walzer's moral equivalence of combatants—a position that McMahan has so persuasively refuted—is flawed|
|Keywords||moral equivalence of combatants double effect Just war proportionality self-defense|
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