Jeff McMahan F'08

Jeff  McMahan
White’s Professor of Moral Philosophy
Philosophy
University of Oxford

ACLS Fellowship Program 2008
Professor
Philosophy
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
The Morality and Law of War

This project criticizes the currently orthodox theory of the just war, defends an alternative set of principles grounded in familiar moral and legal principles of liability to defensive force, and applies those principles to such problems as the nature of a just cause for war, the permissibility of preventive war, the permissibility of humanitarian intervention, and the relation between the morality of war and the law of war.