Cecile Fabre/ Jeff McMahan/ Gabriel Wollner
Thursday 13 February 2014, 6.30 – 8pm
Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE
Cecile Fabre, Professor of Political Philosophy, University of Oxford
Jeff McMahan, Professor of Philosophy, Rutgers University
Chair: Gabriel Wollner, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow
The 100th Anniversary of the outbreak of World War I reminds us of the importance of ethics in war. Under what conditions may states wage war on each other? And what are the moral principles governing the conduct of war? Cecile Fabre and Jeff McMahan argued that traditional answers to these questions fail to convince: traditional just war theory stands in need of revision and the role of ethics in war needs to be reconsidered.