Designed to Kill: The Case Against Weapons Research by John Forge

By John Forge

The pilot-less drones, clever bombs and different high-tech guns on show in fresh conflicts are all of the end result of guns study. although, the type of medical and technological endeavour has been round for a very long time, generating not just the armaments of Nazi Germany and the atomic bombs dropped on Japan, however the catapults utilized in historic Greece and Rome and the attack rifles utilized by baby infantrymen in Africa. during this e-book John Forge examines such guns learn and asks if it is morally applicable to adopt such an task. He argues that it really is in reality morally incorrect to participate in guns learn as its fundamental objective is to supply the capacity to hurt others, and in addition he argues that each one makes an attempt to then justify participation in guns study don't face up to scrutiny.

This e-book has broad allure in fields of philosophy and comparable components, to boot to a extra common viewers who're questioned in regards to the price at which new guns are collected.

Show description

Read Online or Download Designed to Kill: The Case Against Weapons Research PDF

Similar research books

Metastasis Research Protocols

Diversified molecular, mobile, and environmental occasions needs to all come jointly to permit the profitable formation of secondary cancers, metastases. the second one version of Metastasis study Protocols, brings jointly the freshest types of the seminal recommendations that have been provided within the first version and in addition comprises new strategies that experience lately been proven to be very important in illuminating the strategies underlying this crucial zone of biology.

Childhood studies and the impact of globalization : policies and practices at global and local levels

The realm Yearbook of schooling 2009: youth reports and the influence of Globalization: rules and Practices at international and native degrees examines the idea that of youth and adolescence improvement and studying from academic, sociological, and mental views. This contributed quantity seeks to explicitly supply a sequence of home windows into the development of adolescence world wide, as a method to conceptualizing and extra sharply defining the rising box of world and native adolescence reports.

Theorizing Curriculum Studies, Teacher Education, and Research through Duoethnographic Pedagogy

This e-book explores the price of duoethnography to the research of interdisciplinary perform. Illustrating how dialogic and relational different types of learn aid to facilitate deeply emic, own, and located understandings of perform, the editors and participants advertise own reflexivity and alterations in perform.

Additional resources for Designed to Kill: The Case Against Weapons Research

Sample text

To complete the second step it will be necessary to appeal to facts and theories about the contexts in which WR is conducted. Recall that the sanction or punishment for breaking the law and doing what one legally should not do will be something unpleasant, like a fine, loss of rights or freedom, or something worse. Punishment is one reason why people should obey the law; another reason is that honest decent citizens do not wish to harm others or infringe the laws that order society. Does morality impose sanctions and punishments as well, and, if not, what reason is there for not breaking its rules and principles?

This sense of design, used in the context of technical drawing where the exact technical and quantitative details are recorded, will be different from that used in earlier stages of the process of discovery and invention. In fact for a highly innovative complex discovery, it is to be expected that the design itself will evolve and develop, from an idea through to a set of technical specifications. Such specifications are in essence a set of instructions for making an artefact: and it is this that is the aim of WR.

Firearms have been copied and improved on over the years, with one gunsmith using another’s work as the basis of his own innovation. Here the aim is not to take the artefact and (re)discover the design, but to use the artefact as a basis for coming up with a new design that is an improvement on its predecessor. Moreover, in the age before mass production, where artefacts were produced by craftsmen, the ‘set of instructions’ that constituted the design may simply have been a model artefact or template.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.37 of 5 – based on 18 votes