EVENT: UCL – Proportionate Defense in Morality and Law

Posted January 9th, 2015 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Jeff McMahan is White’s Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Oxford. He completed a BA degree in English literature at the University of the South (Sewanee), followed by graduate work in philosophy at Corpus Christi College, Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Professor McMahan then studied at the University of Cambridge, where he was a research fellow of St. John’s College from 1983 to 1986 and received his doctorate in 1986. He has written extensively on normative and applied ethics. His publications include The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Life (Oxford University Press, 2002), Killing in War (OUP, 2009), which argues against foundational elements of the traditional theory of the just war, The Morality of Nationalism (co-edited with Robert McKim, OUP, 1997), and Ethics and Humanity (co-edited with Ann Davis and Richard Keshen, OUP, 2010).’

Date: 11th February 2015, 4.00-7.00pm

Location: Moot Court, UCL Laws, Bentham House, WC1H 0EG

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.