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The Resource A theory of the drone, Gregoire Chamayou ; translated by Janet Lloyd

A theory of the drone, Gregoire Chamayou ; translated by Janet Lloyd

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A theory of the drone
Title
A theory of the drone
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Gregoire Chamayou ; translated by Janet Lloyd
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Drone warfare has raised profound ethical and constitutional questions both in the halls of Congress and among the U.S. public. Not since debates over nuclear warfare has American military strategy been the subject of discussion in living rooms, classrooms, and houses of worship. Yet as this groundbreaking new work shows, the full implications of drones have barely been addressed in the recent media storm. In a unique take on a subject that has grabbed headlines and is consuming billions of taxpayer dollars each year, philosopher Grégoire Chamayou applies the lens of philosophy to our understanding of how drones are changing our world. For the first time in history, a state has claimed the right to wage war across a mobile battlefield that potentially spans the globe. Remote-control flying weapons, he argues, take us well beyond even George W. Bush's justification for the war on terror. What we are seeing is a fundamental transformation of the laws of war that have defined military conflict as between combatants. As more and more drones are launched into battle, war now has the potential to transform into a realm of secretive, targeted assassinations of individuals<U+0127> �beyond the view and control not only of potential enemies but also of citizens of democracies themselves. Far more than a simple technology, Chamayou shows, drones are profoundly influencing what it means for a democracy to wage war. A Theory of the Drone will be essential reading for all who care about this important question.--
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Chamayou, Grégoire
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1934-
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Lloyd, Janet
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  • Drone aircraft
  • Military ethics
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A theory of the drone, Gregoire Chamayou ; translated by Janet Lloyd
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Techniques and tactics -- Methodologies for a hostile environment -- The genealogy of the predator -- The theoretical principles of manhunting -- Surveillance and annihilation -- Pattern-of-life analysis -- Kill box -- Counterinsurgency from the air -- Vulnerabilities -- Ethos and psyche -- Drones and kamikazes -- "That others may die" -- A crisis in military ethos -- Psychopathologies of the drone -- Killing from a distance -- Necroethics -- Combatant immunity -- A humanitarian weapon -- Precision -- The principles of the philosophy of the right to kill -- Indelicate murderers -- Warfare without combat -- License to kill -- Political bodies -- In war as in peace -- Democratic militarism -- The essence of combatants -- The fabrication of political automata -- Epilogue: on war, from a distance
Control code
FIEb17669042
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781595589750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)890011437
Label
A theory of the drone, Gregoire Chamayou ; translated by Janet Lloyd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Techniques and tactics -- Methodologies for a hostile environment -- The genealogy of the predator -- The theoretical principles of manhunting -- Surveillance and annihilation -- Pattern-of-life analysis -- Kill box -- Counterinsurgency from the air -- Vulnerabilities -- Ethos and psyche -- Drones and kamikazes -- "That others may die" -- A crisis in military ethos -- Psychopathologies of the drone -- Killing from a distance -- Necroethics -- Combatant immunity -- A humanitarian weapon -- Precision -- The principles of the philosophy of the right to kill -- Indelicate murderers -- Warfare without combat -- License to kill -- Political bodies -- In war as in peace -- Democratic militarism -- The essence of combatants -- The fabrication of political automata -- Epilogue: on war, from a distance
Control code
FIEb17669042
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781595589750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)890011437

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