The Morality of Weapons Design and Development: Emerging Research and Opportunities

The Morality of Weapons Design and Development: Emerging Research and Opportunities

John Forge (University of Sydney, Australia)
Release Date: December, 2017|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 216
ISBN13: 9781522539841|ISBN10: 1522539840|EISBN13: 9781522539858|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3984-1

Description

Countries around the globe are continuously investing money into weapon development and manufacturing. While weapon design has been a relevant topic, from the Middle Ages to today, the morality of this practice is not commonly presented in research.

The Morality of Weapons Design and Development: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an essential scholarly resource that presents detailed discussions on ethical dilemmas in weapons design and innovations. While highlighting relevant topics including projectile and nuclear weapons, the true costs of war, design in peacetime, and weapons development and justification, this book is an ideal resource for researchers, engineers, graduate students, and professionals who have an interest in weapons design, development, and ethics.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Costs of War
  • Design in Peacetime
  • Projectile and Nuclear Weapons
  • Types of Weapons
  • Weapons and Ethics
  • Weapons Design
  • Weapons Development and Justification

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

John Forge is a philosopher who spent his whole academic career in departments of History and Philosophy of Science and Science and Technology Studies, which explains, in part, why his work now focuses on science in its social and political context. The present essay reflects those interests. Forge is the author of The Responsible Scientist, which won a number of prizes. He was originally from England, where he was mostly educated, but attended Cornell in the sixties and has lived and worked in Australia since 1974.