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Spring Semester 2019
Sep 23, 2020
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PHIL 20628 - The Ethics of Emerging Weapons Technology
This course explores the ethical challenges posed by the ongoing revolution in the technology of war. After learning about some general, philosophical approaches to ethical decision making, we will examine a wide range of new weapons technologies, from "smart" bombs, drones, and robots to em (electromagnetic) weapons, cyberwar, and bio-enhancement, asking the question whether the existing framework of Just War Theory and the Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC) are adequate for war as it will be fought in the 21st century.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undeclared, All levels at the University:, Employee Non-Degree, Graduate Architecture, Graduate Business, Graduate Non-Degree, Graduate Business Non-Degree, Graduate, Holy Cross College, Law Doctorate, Law Non-Degree, Law, Non-matriculating, Pre-College, Parish Programs, St. Mary's College, Undergraduate Non-Degree, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Class

Undergraduate Division
Philosophy Department

Course Attributes:
ENST - Energy Studies, NSMA - NROTC Secrty/Miltry Aff, PHI2 - old Core 2nd Philosophy, WKSP - new Core 2nd Philosophy

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate
      Undergraduate Non-Degree
      Employee Non-Degree
      St. Mary's College
Must be enrolled in one of the following Campuses:     
      Main

Prerequisites:
PHIL 10100 or PHIL 10101 or PHIL 13185 or PHIL 13195 or PHIL 20101 or PLS 20301 or MI 13185 or PHIL 10102 or PHIL 10103 or PHIL 10104 or PHIL 10105 or PHIL 20102 or PHIL 20103 or PHIL 20104 or PHIL 20105 or PHIL 10111 or PHIL 14101

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