Empathy as a Corrective to Pseudospeciation: On the Role of Noncombatant Immunity in the Just War Ethic
Philosophy Documentation Center
Journal for Peace & Justice Studies
The value and practicality of in bello discrimination in the context of “modern war” has been the subject of much scholarly debate. This essay analyzes in bello discrimination within the framework of the just war ethic in conversation with these contemporary concerns. In addition to analyzing objections frequently brought to bear on the feasibility of practicing in bello discrimination, this essay emphasizes the role of empathy as a corrective to pseudospeciation if violations of noncombatant immunity are to be reduced.
Kim, Andrew J., "Empathy as a Corrective to Pseudospeciation: On the Role of Noncombatant Immunity in the Just War Ethic" (2017). Theology Faculty Research and Publications. 807.