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Shooting to Kill: The Ethics of Police and Military Use of Lethal Force

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2018.05.13 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Seumas Miller, Shooting to Kill: The Ethics of Police and Military Use of Lethal Force, Oxford University Press, 2016, 294 pp., $39.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780190626143. Reviewed by David Killoren, Australian Catholic University Seumas Miller is one of the rare philosophers who are able to give serious attention to real-world problems while also doing the kind of theoretical work that is necessary in order to shed distinctively philosophical light on these problems. In his new book on the ethics of police and military killing, Miller moves easily and gracefully from abstract theoretical arguments to real-world cases and back again. In my view, Miller's work demonstrates the potential of philosophy to matter for the real world without sacrificing analytic rigor. For that reason, I hope that this book will be read by many people, including many moral philosophers, and not just those who work specifically on issues in. . .

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