The war trap : dilemmas of jus terminatio
Title: The war trap : dilemmas of jus terminatio
Author: RODIN, David Emanuel
Citation: Ethics, 2015, Vol. 125, No. 3, pp. 674-695
ISSN: 0014-1704; 1539-297X
Important moral dilemmas arise in the context of what I have called jus terminatio and Darrel Moellendorf has called jus ex bello- the norms governing the termination of war. I discuss three dilemmas, showing how they also illuminate proportionality and jus ad bellum. 1) morally accounting for new costs that arise during the course of a war; 2) two variants of the 'sunk costs dilemma' in which an agent is permitted to contribute to a project that is all things considered morally unjust, when that project is morally justified on a forward looking basis; and 3) the problem of moral hazard in peace negotiations.
First Published: April 2015
Grant number: FP7/340956/EU
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