Global consequentialism and the morality and laws of war
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2020
i will apply global consequentialism, by way of a case study, to a recent discussion of the ethics of war. Section II reviews the background theory of global consequentialism. Section III reviews a recent exchange between Jeff McMahan and Henry Shue over the morality and laws of war. Section IV examines what a global consequentialist should say about this particular exchange. I will argue that by global consequentalist lights, each of McMahan and Shue is in some important respects clearly right, in others clearly wrong.