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Jeff McMahan

Series featuring Jeff McMahan

  • Bio-Ethics Bites
  • Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
  • Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict
  • Practical Ethics Bites
  • From Conscience to Robots: Practical Ethics Workshops
# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Conscientious Objection in Healthcare Conference: Roundtable discussion Panel discussion at a conference on conscientious objection in medicine and the role of conscience in healthcare practitioners’ decision making, Oxford 2015. Katrien Devolder, Richard Sorabji, Jeff McMahan, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong 09 Dec 2015
2 Creative Commons Happiness, Unhappiness, and Suffering Hawkins is Associate Research Professor of Philosophy and Trent Scholar in Bioethics at Duke University. Jennifer Hawkins, Jeff McMahan 14 Jul 2015
3 Is there such a thing as a just war? Is an ethical war a paradoxical notion? If violence is almost always unacceptable, how can we justify acts of war? Jeff McMahan, Nigel Warburton, David Edmonds 21 Oct 2014
4 Creative Commons Astor Keynote Lecture: What Rights May be Defended by Means of War? Many aims that motivate unjust wars could be achieved without violence if not met with military resistance. So is self-defense against aggression always permissible? Are the values of state sovereignty important enough to justify war in their defense? Jeff McMahan 11 Apr 2013
5 Where to Now for Just War Theory? Professor Jeff McMahan (Rutgers) with Dr Janina Dill and Dr Hugo Slim (ELAC, Oxford) discuss the Just War theory for the Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict seminar series on 8th February 2013. Hugo Slim, Jeff McMahan, Janina Dill 02 Apr 2013
6 Creative Commons Debate: The Value of Life John Broome, the White's Professor of Moral Philosophy, debates the value of life with Jeff McMahan, focussing on McMahan's time-relative account of the value of life, which Broome has criticised. John Broome, Jeff McMahan 15 Feb 2013
7 Creative Commons Moral Status A stone on the beach, we assume, has no moral status. We can kick or hammer the stone, and we have done the stone no harm. Typical adult human beings do have moral status. We shouldn't, without a very good reason, kick a man or woman. Jeff McMahan 31 May 2011
8 Is War Evil? - Why We fight Conference Lecture 8 Part of the Why we Fight Conference held in Nuffield College October 2010. Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University Jeff McMahan gives his paper followed by a discussion. Jeff McMahan 05 Jan 2011
9 Proportionality and Noncombatant Immunity In this informal roundtable discussion McMahan presents his recent work on proportionality and noncombatant immunity, with responses by philosophers from both sides of the current debate. Jeff McMahan, Helen Frowe, Seth Lazar 28 Oct 2009