POLI 231 Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: Just War Theory, Hands Clean, Dassault Logiduc

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Lectures 20-21: camus: les justes: based on true story, group of russian socialist-revolutionaries who assassinated the grand duc. Characters: kaliayev: the one responsible for throwing bomb at grand duc, thus killing him. He"s a moderate deontologist because he is a man of morals and is uncomfortable with killing (killing is a moral constraint). He is moderate because he does end up choosing to kill the. He ends up not throwing the bomb: other revolutionaries, particularly, stepan, are outraged upon hearing the news that. After first failed attempt: debate about kaliayev"s failure to kill. Why did kaliayev not kill the children: he does not kill the children because he does not want to kill anyone who he believes is innocent. Critique of kaliayev: moral constraints that impose on normative facto: he is adhering to deontological view in the sense that he believes that not all means of securing consequences are permissible. Still operative (question: what happens to constraints?)

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