The Moral Case For Drones

U.S. Drones

Some moral philosophers, political scientists and weapons specialists believe armed, unmanned aircraft offer marked moral advantages over almost any other tool of warfare.

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  • Germany: Chancellor Merkel on visit to Afghanistan
    Germany says its leader is in Afghanistan to on a surprise visit to the nation's troops serving with NATO's force in a war against Taliban insurgents. More
  • U.S. believes Syria used chemicalsU.S. believes Syria used chemicals
    The United States has evidence that the chemical weapon sarin has been used in Syria on a small scale, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday. But numerous questions remain about the origins of the chemicals and what impact their apparent use could have on the ongoing Syrian civil war and international involvement in it. More
  • Israel says it shoots down Hezbollah drone
    The Israeli military says it has shot down an unmanned aircraft sent by the Hezbollah group into Israeli skies.... More
  • Israel says Syria used chemical arms, probably nerve gasIsrael says Syria used chemical arms, probably nerve gas
    Syrian government forces have used chemical weapons - probably nerve gas - in their fight against rebels waging a two-year-old uprising, the Israeli military's top intelligence analyst said on Tuesday. More
  • S. Korea Hints At Nuclear Testing
    The American military commander in the region is staying there instead of returning to Washington--taking no chances as North Korea continues to make threats. More
  • ON THE BLOGThere Is No ‘Muslim World' - Huffington Post
    There Is No 'Muslim World' - Huffington Post
    01/20/2015 - 1:17 pm | View Link
  • California 'right-to-die' bill proposed - San Jose Mercury News
    Californians deserve the right to die with dignity - Los Angeles Times
    01/20/2015 - 1:07 pm | View Link
  • American Sniper is tough viewing - Sydney Morning Herald
    Former Gov. Jesse Ventura Blasts American Sniper's Chris Kyle for ... - People
    01/20/2015 - 12:57 pm | View Link
  • Danish Film Festival opens - Newsday
    Danish central bank has full support of government, no change to peg - Reuters
    01/20/2015 - 12:14 pm | View Link
  • 'Justified' Season 6 premiere: Ava in the middle -
    Showdown at Justified’s Harlan County - Daily Beast
    01/20/2015 - 11:55 am | View Link
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  • Political activity audit strips Dying with Dignity of charitable tax status
    Canada's registered charities are not permitted to exercise moral pressure or promote "an attitude of mind" that might influence legislation, the federal taxman has ruled in stripping Dying with Dignity Canada of its charitable tax status. The organization, a registered charity since 1982, was informed this month by the Canada Revenue Agency that it never should have received favourable tax ...
    01/20/2015 - 4:45 pm | View Link
  • Case of bishop accused in bicyclist death opens debate about theology of addiction
    Was Episcopal Bishop Heather Cook?s drinking a disease or a sin? How does forgiveness factor in?
    01/20/2015 - 12:42 pm | View Link
  • Moral derailment of religions
    Watching the video with the finale of the terrorist attack on the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ offices one could ask themselves a generic question: how does a young man brought up in a Western society end up as a cruel and effective terrorist?
    01/20/2015 - 12:02 pm | View Link
  • Fight goes on for relatives funeral visas
    The Gadas continue to fight to fly their relatives over for their five-year-old’s funeral, after the Home Office turned down visas again.
    01/20/2015 - 4:13 am | View Link
  • Volokh Conspiracy: Blasphemy and racism are not moral equivalents
    Short summary of story
    01/19/2015 - 8:51 am | View Link
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  • Accelerating moral decline
    Is pedophilia next? Or bestiality? Time moves forward and another glib lawyer pleads a case for greater debauchery. Does anyone see where we are headed? Marriage is God-given! The moral standards of humanity are decreed by our creator. Society permits the ...
    01/30/2015 - 1:21 pm | View Link
  • Net Neutrality: Debate Far from Over
    The FCC would have to work out the meaning of such terms as “reasonable network management” on a case-by-case basis, a process which would take years. Despite the proposal’s substantial concessions, the proposed compromise has garnered little ...
    01/30/2015 - 12:37 pm | View Link
  • Congressional Iraq War Vet: Trade by Jordan Would Hand ISIS ‘Moral Victory’
    “This is going to it be a multiyear process, especially with the president saying we will never use ground troops in this case. You will see these hostage situations and these desires for swaps and these #100 or $200 million ransom, and more beheading
    01/29/2015 - 4:45 am | View Link
  • At Vatican, EPA Chief To Talk ‘Moral Issue’ Of Climate Change
    Francis will have an opportunity to address Americans directly and make his case for tacking climate change this fall, when he is expected to visit the U.S. Several months before that visit, Francis is expected to tell the planet’s 1.2 billion Catholics ...
    01/29/2015 - 4:02 am | View Link
  • Peter Foster: Don’t trust the global warming doomsters and their moral outrage
    This assumption is well challenged in a recent book, The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, by Alex Epstein. Mr. Epstein does an excellent job of outlining the astonishing benefits that the development of coal, oil and natural gas have delivered to mankind ...
    01/28/2015 - 4:00 pm | View Link
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  • Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill
    Classic presentation of utilitarianism, by one of its most prominent defenders, John Stuart Mill.
    01/30/2015 - 1:24 pm | View Website
  • Morality
    Morality (from the Latin moralitas "manner, character, proper behavior") is the differentiation of intentions, decisions, and actions between those that are good or ...
    01/29/2015 - 9:54 pm | View Website
  • TFAP | Tokyo Forum For Analytic Philosophy
    Moral Explanations, Expressivism and Normative Theorising . Speaker: Ryo Chonabayashi From: URL:
    01/29/2015 - 1:54 pm | View Website
  • Why there is no objective morality « Why Evolution Is True
    IMO, if you are going to make the “no objective morality” case you need to take on Harris’ health analog. Harris’ makes the argument that morality ...
    01/29/2015 - 1:32 pm | View Website
  • Ethics Updates Home Page. Moral theory; relativism ...
    Ethics Updates provides updates on current literature, both popular and professional, that relates to ethics.
    01/29/2015 - 12:49 pm | View Website
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