Journal of Military Ethics

  • Limited Force and the Fight for the Just War Tradition
    Journal of Military Ethics23 February 2024By George R. LucasGeneva Center for Security Sector Governance, Switzerland
  • Emotion, Ethics, and Military Virtues
    Journal of Military Ethics23 February 2024By Mitt ReganKevin Mullaneya Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC, USAb Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, USAc Leadership, Ethics, and Law Department, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, USAMitt Regan is McDevitt Professor of Jurisprudence and Co-Director of the Center on National Security at Georgetown Law Center. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the U.S. Naval Academy, and a member of an expert group advising the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) on legal and ethical dimensions of AI applications in military operations. He works in the fields of international law on the use of force, international human rights law, international criminal law, and military ethics. He is the author most recently of Drone Strike: Analyzing the Impacts of Targeted Killing (Palgrave Macmillan 2022), and co-editor of Between Crime and War: Hybrid Legal Frameworks for Asymmetric Conflict (Oxford University Press 2023).Kevin Mullaney is a Naval officer who has served on four submarines and completed seven strategic and tactical deployments. Since his selection as a Permanent Military Professor at the United States Naval Academy and completion of studies as an Industrial/Organizational psychologist, he is an active educator, leadership coach, researcher, and chair of the Leadership, Ethics, and Law Department. He is one of the primary authors of the Marshall Center’s Partnership for Peace Consortium’s leadership and ethics reference curriculum and supports NATO partner countries with leadership curriculum development. His primary academic interest is the cognitive representation and experience of emotions and values and the role that these representations play in consciousness and ethical decision-making.
  • Moral Injury: A Typology
    Journal of Military Ethics22 February 2024By Edward BarrettStockdale Center for Ethical Leadership, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, USAEdward Barrett is the Director of Research at the United States Naval Academy’s Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership. An Air Force ROTC scholarship graduate of the University of Notre Dame, he completed a Ph.D. in political theory at the University of Chicago; is the author of Persons and Liberal Democracy: The Ethical and Political Thought of Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II and many edited volumes, journal articles and book chapters on military ethics issues; worked for two years as speechwriter to the Catholic Archbishop of Chicago, Francis Cardinal George; and served in the active duty and reserve Air Force as a pilot and strategic planner.
  • Francis and the Bomb: On the Immorality of Nuclear Deterrence
    Journal of Military Ethics22 February 2024By Christian Nikolaus BraunDefence Studies Department, King’s College London, London, UKChristian Nikolaus Braun is a lecturer in the Defence Studies Department at King's College London. His primary area of research is the ethics of war and peace. It is his ambition to bring to bear the wisdom of the just war tradition on ethical issues that confront us today. For example, in his monograph Limited Force and the Fight for the Just War Tradition (Georgetown University Press, 2023), Christian employs a neoclassical reading of just war that is grounded in the thought of Thomas Aquinas to argue about so-called uses of force-short-of-war. His research has also been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including Ethics & International Affairs, Global Studies Quarterly, International Relations, International Theory, and the Journal of International Political Theory.
  • Kevlar for the Soul: Moral Theology and Force Protection
    Journal of Military Ethics12 February 2024By Marc LiVeccheProvidence: A Journal of Christianity & American Foreign Policy, Annapolis, MD, USAMarc LiVecche is the McDonald Distinguished Scholar of War, Ethics, and Public Life at Providence: A Journal of Christianity & American Foreign Policy; and a non-resident Research Fellow at the U.S. Naval War College. He is the author of The Good Kill: Just War & Moral Injury (Oxford University Press, 2021), and co-editor with Eric Patterson of Responsibility and Restraint: James Turner Johnson and the Just War Tradition (Stone Tower Press, 2020), and of Military Necessity and Just War Statecraft: The Principle of National Security Stewardship (Routledge, 2024).
  • Teaching Virtues in the Military
    Journal of Military Ethics05 February 2024By Nancy E. SnowDepartment of Philosophy, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USANancy E. Snow joined the University of Kansas (KU) Philosophy Department as a tenured full professor in late August 2022. She was formerly Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing at the University of Oklahoma. Her research interests are in virtue ethics, moral psychology, and virtue epistemology. She is the author of Virtue as Social Intelligence: An Empirically Grounded Theory (Routledge, 2010), Contemporary Virtue Ethics (Cambridge University Press, 2020), and seventy papers on virtue and ethics more broadly. She is the co-author (with Jennifer Cole Wright and Michael T. Warren) of Understanding Virtue: Theory and Measurement (Oxford University Press, 2021), and has edited or co-edited seven volumes. She is the series editor of “The Virtues,” a fifteen-book series published by Oxford University Press. In addition to other projects, she is currently editing a book on hope, authoring a monograph on hope, and planning work on a monograph on virtue ethics and virtue epistemology.
  • Review of Issues in Military Ethics Series
    Journal of Military Ethics08 January 2024By Edward ErwinChaplain Corps, United States Navy, Newport, Rhode Island, USAEdward Erwin, Commander, USN, is a Navy chaplain who holds a Ph.D. in theology and ethics from Duke University. Dr. Erwin has taught world religions at Troy University and ethics at the University of Maryland University College. He enjoys writing articles for a number of leading academic journals and professional magazines.
  • The Horrors of War – and the Need for Ethics
    Journal of Military Ethics08 January 2024By Henrik Syse
  • An Unethical War on Language Requires an Ethical Language of War
    Journal of Military Ethics08 January 2024By James L. Cook
  • The Duty to Repatriate U.S. Military Personnel
    Journal of Military Ethics08 January 2024By Rodney C. RobertsDepartment of Philosophy & Religious Studies, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USARodney C. Roberts is a U.S. Navy veteran and an associate professor of philosophy at East Carolina University. He is the editor of Injustice and Rectification (Peter Lang, 2002).
  • Decision Making in Killer Robots Is Not Bias Free
    Journal of Military Ethics08 January 2024By Teresa LimataDepartment of Psychology, University of Turin, Turin, ItalyTeresa Limata is a Ph.D. candidate in Neuroscience at the Department of Psychology, University of Turin, Italy. Her research explores how the human body can influence cognitive processes, such as perception, memory, and communication. Beyond her academic pursuits, she has a keen interest in military-related topics, bridging psychology, philosophy, and neuroscience within military contexts. This interest led her to her Master's Thesis in criminological and forensic psychology, focusing on the enhancement of cognitive and physical capabilities within the military context, graduating with honors.
  • War without Agreement: Thinking through Okeja’s Jus ad Bellum Theory
    Journal of Military Ethics07 December 2023By Luís Cordeiro-RodriguesDepartment of Philosophy, Yuelu Academy, Hunan University, Changsha City, Hunan Province, People's Republic of ChinaLuís Cordeiro-Rodrigues is a Full Professor at the Department of Philosophy, Yuelu Academy, Hunan University, China. He has published over 70 papers on applied ethics topics, such as just war theory, public health ethics, and bioethics.
  • Decision Making in Killer Robots is Not Bias Free
    Journal of Military Ethics30 November 2023By Teresa LimataDepartment of Psychology, University of Turin, Turin, ItalyTeresa Limata is a Ph.D. candidate in Neuroscience at the Department of Psychology, University of Turin, Italy. Her research explores how the human body can influence cognitive processes, such as perception, memory, and communication. Beyond her academic pursuits, she has a keen interest in military-related topics, bridging psychology, philosophy, and neuroscience within military contexts. This interest led her to her Master's Thesis in criminological and forensic psychology, focusing on the enhancement of cognitive and physical capabilities within the military context, graduating with honors.
  • Moralities of Drone Violence
    Journal of Military Ethics23 November 2023By Karia HartungDepartment of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Selective Conscientious Objection and the Prima Facie Duty Override Criteria
    Journal of Military Ethics13 October 2023By Logan SissonDepartment of Philosophy, US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, USA Logan Sisson (PhD, University of Virginia, 2016) is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the US Air Force Academy. His research interests include just war theory, ethics, moral injury, and human rights.
  • Can Just Wars Be Fought Proportionately? A Critique of In Bello Proportionality
    Journal of Military Ethics26 September 2023By Michael C. HawleyDepartment of Government and Legal Studies, Bowdoin College, Maine, USAMichael C. Hawley is an Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Houston. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Duke University in 2017. His research interests include the history of political thought and contemporary political philosophy. His work has appeared in Journal of Politics, Polis, Philosophy & Theology, History of European Ideas, European Journal of Political Theory, and Polity. His first book, Natural Law Republicanism: Cicero's Liberal Legacy, was published by Oxford University Press in 2022.
  • Psychological Defense Mechanisms of Military Service Members as a Personality Stabilization Regulatory System for Combat Mission Effectiveness
    Journal of Military Ethics31 July 2023By Kateryna Kravchenko
  • Autonomous Systems and Moral De-Skilling: Beyond Good and Evil in the Emergent Battlespaces of the Twenty-First Century
    Journal of Military Ethics31 July 2023By Manabrata Guha
  • Meaningful Human Control
    Journal of Military Ethics31 July 2023By Henrik Syse
  • Proud Vermin: Modern Militias and the State
    Journal of Military Ethics11 July 2023By Colin J. Lewis
  • Autonomous Weapon Systems: A Clarification
    Journal of Military Ethics29 May 2023By Nathan Gabriel Wood
  • Autonomous AI Systems in Conflict: Emergent Behavior and Its Impact on Predictability and Reliability
    Journal of Military Ethics22 May 2023By Daniel Trusilo
  • Military Space Ethics
    Journal of Military Ethics04 May 2023By Darren Cronshaw
  • Military Space Ethics, edited by Nikki Coleman
    Journal of Military Ethics04 May 2023By Darren CronshawChaplaincy Department, Australian Army, Research, Australian College of Ministries, Sydney College of Divinity, Melbourne, Australia
  • Virtue and Applied Military Ethics: Understanding Character-Based Approaches to Professional Military Ethics
    Journal of Military Ethics20 April 2023By C. Anthony Pfaff

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