TITLE

Chapter Eleven: CONSEQUENTIALISM, NEGATIVE RESPONSIBILITY, AND SACRIFICE: MORAL DILEMMAS POSED BY THE POST-SEPTEMBER 11TH "SHOOTDOWN" POLICY

AUTHOR(S)
Grippe, Edward J.
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
Philosophical Perspectives on the 'War on Terrorism';2007, p211
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
Chapter 11 of the book "Philosophical Perspectives on the "War on Terrorism"" is presented. The author examines the morality of the government's Shootdown Policy which declares that U.S. Forces can shoot down a commercial airplane if they have reason to believe that terrorists have taken over it. He condemns the policy because it allows innocent people, including Americans, to be killed. He suggests applying the principle of non maleficence and explains it. He concludes that the U.S. should not break the law of morality even as it protects its people.
ACCESSION #
57738523

 

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