Encyclopedia of Military Ethics
The purpose of this site is to provide an expanding multimedia presentation of military ethics for military academies, universities, and the general public.
The military provide ethicists with some of the most intractable problems that humanity faces ranging from one-on-one combat issues through to weapons of mass destruction. Each campaign inevitably throws up problematic incidences and therefore the site intends to explore historical as well as contemporary dilemmas. Some of the articles are theoretical: What does utilitarianism say on military matters, or Kantian deontology? What is Just War Theory? Some are from the history of ideas: what does Plato say on soldiers' conduct? Or from contemporary philosophers: what are Rawls's thoughts on military action. Others examine using one or several view points the problems encountered by the military - genocide, ethnic cleansing, political interference, insubordination, law breaking, policing, veterans, duties to non-combatants or enemy combatants, etc.
Independent and private
Most importantly for the Encyclopedia of Military Ethics is that it is not aligned to any nation, people, military or academic institution. The site is maintained and financed independently of any government or quasi-governmental programme by Dr Moseley in order to retain independence for the authors who contribute to the site. Any future 'sponsors' will be noted publicly on the site.
Articles are read carefully to ensure that a nationalist or institutional apologetic is not paraded. The aim is that authors provoke us to consider situations without appeal to nationalist or institutional prejudices.