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  1. In Defense of Mercy.Daniel Alejandro Restrepo - 2020 - Journal of Military Ethics 19 (1):40-55.
    Though it is legally permissible to kill combatants in war,unless they are rendered hors de combat,the existence of Naked Soldiers raises an important moral question: should combatants kill vulnerable enemy combatants or show mercy towards them? Most philosophers who address this question argue that it is morally permissible to kill the Naked Soldier given the extended notion of self-defense during war. They ground their arguments in a form of collectivism. In this essay, I use Larry May’s argument. He offers an (...)
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  • Excuses, Justifications, and the Just War Tradition: Are There Good Reasons to Kill the Naked Soldier?Daniel Alejandro Restrepo - 2017 - Journal of Global Ethics 13 (1):58-69.
    ABSTRACTIn war there is a phenomenon known as the Naked Soldier problem. A combatant discovers a vulnerable enemy combatant who is unable to defend himself and usually unaware of the combatant’s presence. This enemy combatant is not presently engaged in fighting and not threatening the lives of others. While killing the NS is legally permissible, the question I address in this essay is whether or not there can be a moral justification for doing so. I think such a moral justification (...)
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  • An Exploratory Study of the Decision to Refrain From Killing in the Accounts of Military and Police Personnel.Katherine Baggaley, Olga Marques & Phillip C. Shon - 2019 - Journal of Military Ethics 18 (1):20-34.
    ABSTRACTAlthough previous studies have examined killing as an outcome-oriented measure, few have explored non-killing as a socially organized process. Using letters written by soldiers, police offi...
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