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DOI 10.12887/27-2014-2-106-15

Tomasz ŻURADZKI – Proportionality in the Ethics of War: On a Duty to Minimise the Total Number of Armed Conflicts’ Casualties

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There is less and less violence – in time of peace as well as during armed conflicts. In this article, through references to three real cases, I analyse whether the decision makers should always conduct military operations so as to minimize the total number of casualties. I demonstrate that neither international law nor moral judgements about the permissible use of force by individuals require conducting military operations in such a way.

Keywords: just war, violence, casualties, the law of armed conflicts, the Gulf War, the Kosovo War, the Gaza-Israel conflict

Institute of Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, Jagiellonian University,
ul. Grodzka 52, 31-044 Cracow, Poland
E-mail: t.zuradzki@uj.edu.pl

The research reported in the present article was funded by the National Science Centre, Poland (decision no. DEC-2011/03/D/HS5/01152).

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  1. ISSN 0860-8024
  2. The Republic of Poland Ministry of Science and Higher Education Value: 20.00
  3. Quarterly “Ethos” is indexed by the following databases: EBSCO, CEEOL, Index Copernicus (ICV 2017: 55.26), Philosopher’s Index, ERIH Plus.
  4. DOI Prefix 10.12887