The Philosophy of War and Exile: From the Humanity of War to the Inhumanity of Peace

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Arguing that the suffering of combatants is better understood through philosophy than psychology, as not trauma, but exile, this book investigates the experiences of torturers, UAV operators, cyberwarriors, and veterans to reveal not only the exile at the core of becoming a combatant, but the evasion from exile at the core of being a noncombatant.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages212
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-137-35122-7
ISBN (Print)978-1-137-35121-0, 978-1-349-46872-0
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2014

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies in Ethics and Public Policy


  • PTSD
  • drone war
  • cyber war
  • torture
  • just war theory
  • military ethics
  • phenomenology
  • existentialism

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