New York, USA: OUP USA (2019)

Matthew Talbert
West Virginia University
Jessica Wolfendale
Marquette University
Why do war crimes occur? Are perpetrators of war crimes always blameworthy? In an original and challenging thesis, this book argues that war crimes are often explained by perpetrators' beliefs, goals, and values, and in these cases perpetrators may be blameworthy even if they sincerely believed that they were doing the right thing.
Keywords war crimes  moral responsibility  situationism  character  military ethics
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