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Profile: Bradley J. Strawser
Profile: Bradley Strawser (Naval Postgraduate School, Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict (ELAC))
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    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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    Duncan Purves, Ryan Jenkins & Bradley J. Strawser (2015). Autonomous Machines, Moral Judgment, and Acting for the Right Reasons. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 18 (4):851-872.
    We propose that the prevalent moral aversion to AWS is supported by a pair of compelling objections. First, we argue that even a sophisticated robot is not the kind of thing that is capable of replicating human moral judgment. This conclusion follows if human moral judgment is not codifiable, i.e., it cannot be captured by a list of rules. Moral judgment requires either the ability to engage in wide reflective equilibrium, the ability to perceive certain facts as moral considerations, moral (...)
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    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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    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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    Jai C. Galliott & Bradley J. Strawser (forthcoming). Review: Claire Finkelstein, Jens David Ohlin, and Andrew Altman, Eds. [REVIEW] Philosophical Explorations.
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    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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  7. Fritz Allhoff, Adam Henschke & Bradley Jay Strawser (eds.) (2016). Binary Bullets: The Ethics of Cyberwarfare. Oxford University Press Usa.
    Philosophical and ethical discussions of warfare are often tied to emerging technologies and techniques. Today we are presented with what many believe is a radical shift in the nature of war-the realization of conflict in the cyber-realm, the so-called.
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  8. 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. [REVIEW] Ethics 124 (1):181-187.
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    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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