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  1. Jai C. Galliott & Bradley J. Strawser (forthcoming). Review: Claire Finkelstein, Jens David Ohlin, and Andrew Altman, Eds. [REVIEW] .
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  2. Jai C. Galliott & Bradley J. Strawser (2013). Finkelstein , Claire ; Ohlin , Jens David ; and Altman , Andrew , Eds. Targeted Killings: Law and Morality in an Asymmetric World . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. Pp. Xx+496. $95.00 (Cloth). [REVIEW] Ethics 124 (1):181-187.
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  3. Bradley J. Strawser (2013). Guest Editor's Introduction the Ethical Debate Over Cyberwar. Journal of Military Ethics 12 (1):1-3.
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  4. Bradley Jay Strawser (ed.) (2013). Killing by Remote Control: The Ethics of an Unmanned Military. Oup Usa.
    A new powerful military weapon has appeared in the skies of world and with it a new form of warfare has quickly emerged bringing with it a host of pressing ethical questions and issues. Killing By Remote Control: The Ethics of an Unmanned Military brings together some of the best scholars currently working on these questions.
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  5. Bradley J. Strawser (2012). Those Frightening Men: A New Interpretation of Plato’s Battle of Gods and Giants. Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 16 (2):217-232.
    In Plato’s Sophist (245e–247e) an argument against metaphysical materialism in the “battle of gods and giants” is presented which is oft the cause of consternation, primarily because it appears the characters are unfair to the materialist position. Attempts to explain it usually resort to restructuring the argument while others rearrange the Sophist entirely to rebuild the argument in a more satisfying form. I propose a different account of the argument that does not rely on a disservice to the materialist nor (...)
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  6. Bradley Strawser (2011). Rea's Revenge and the Persistent Problem of Persistence for Realism. Philosophia 39 (2):375-391.
    Realism about material objects faces a variety of epistemological objections. Recently, however, some realists have offered new accounts in response to these long-standing objections; many of which seem plausible. In this paper, I raise a new objection against realism vis-à-vis how we could empirically come to know mind-independent essential properties for objects. Traditionally, realists hold kind-membership and persistence as bound together for purposes of tracing out an object’s essential existence conditions. But I propose kind-membership and persistence for objects can conceptually (...)
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  7. Bradley J. Strawser (2010). Moral Predators: The Duty to Employ Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles. Journal of Military Ethics 9 (4):342-368.
    A variety of ethical objections have been raised against the military employment of uninhabited aerial vehicles (UAVs, drones). Some of these objections are technological concerns over UAVs abilities’ to function on par with their inhabited counterparts. This paper sets such concerns aside and instead focuses on supposed objections to the use of UAVs in principle. I examine several such objections currently on offer and show them all to be wanting. Indeed, I argue that we have a duty to protect an (...)
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