|Military Robots: Mapping the Moral Landscape
|Type de document :
|Farnham [United Kingdom] : Ashgate, 2015
|Article en page(s) :
|VIII, 266 p.
|Military and Defence Ethics
|Index. décimale :
|War--Moral and ethical aspects ; Military robots--Moral and ethical aspects ; Drone aircraft--Moral and ethical aspects ; Military ethics
Philosophers have wrestled over the morality and ethics of war for nearly as long as human beings have been waging it. The death and destruction that unmanned warfare entails magnifies the moral and ethical challenges we face in conventional warfare and everyday society. Intrinsically linked are questions and perennial problems concerning what justifies the initial resort to war, who may be legitimately targeted in warfare, who should be permitted to serve the military, the collateral effects of military weaponry and the methods of determining and dealing with violations of the laws of war. This book provides a comprehensive and unifying analysis of the moral, political and social questions concerning the rise of drone warfare.
Contents: Preface; Introduction; The rise of unmanned systems; Justifications for the employment of unmanned systems; Just unmanned warfare: old rules for new wars?; Unmanned warfare: technological and operational dimensions; Unmanned warfare: the moral costs of changing mindsets; The asymmetry objection; Unmanned systems and war’s end: prospects for lasting peace; The responsibility gap; Conclusion; References; Index.
About the Author: Jai Galliott is a Research Fellow at The University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. His work revolves around the ethical, legal and social implications of emerging military technologies. He is co-editor of Ashgate’s Emerging Technologies, Ethics and International Affairs series and prior to entering academia, served briefly as an officer of the Royal Australian Navy.
Reviews: ‘A solid, carefully considered and down-to-earth resource with absolute relevance for those in the military who lead and protect at the sharp end, and indeed for anyone who ponders the changing character of warfare.’
Warren Reed, former intelligence officer, Australian Secret Intelligence Service
‘Military Robots: Mapping the Moral Landscape is a scholarly work about the regulatory and ethical dimensions of autonomous technology in the sphere of armed conflict. It is thoughtful, well-researched, and the issues and arguments are clearly set out. It is also a timely book given the heated debates generated by the use of technologies that purport to blur the boundaries between autonomy, delegation and responsibility. The insights offered by Dr Galliott make this book essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand the nuances and stark choices facing policymakers, the military, humanitarian advocates and society in prosecuting armed conflict against the background of an ongoing quest for a non-violent future.’
Joseph Savirimuthu, The Liverpool Law School, UK
‘Jai Galliott’s book leads us through a terrain that is frightening and exciting at the same time. The book captures this two-sidedness of military robots and their manifold uses admirably well. Both a concise analysis of morality and responsibility and an impressive overview of the field of military robotics, this is a crucial volume.’
|172.42 JAI M
|Royal Military Academy
|Sciences du comportement