Is volunteering for the military potentially unethical?

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Re: Is volunteering for the military potentially unethical?

Post by prof » Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:50 am

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Re: Is volunteering for the military potentially unethical?

Post by bobevenson » Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:47 pm

I don't know if volunteering for the military is potentially unethical, but I guarantee you that conscripting for the military is absolutely unethical (improper).

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Re: Is volunteering for the military potentially unethical?

Post by fiveredapples » Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:31 am

The assumption though is that, once you are in the army, you have to follow orders, regardless weather you agree with the ethical nature of the orders or not.
Ignoring the fact that your argument is asinine, the above is simply false. Military personnel have the right to refuse any order they deem unethical or unlawful.

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Re: Is volunteering for the military potentially unethical?

Post by HexHammer » Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:13 am

prof wrote:Even I, a professor Moral Philosophy, learned something about the history of warfare, and how soldiers are indoctrinated, brain-washed, and trained to fight to the death. VERY EDUCATIONAL !
Interesting! Which university are you connected to?

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Re: Is volunteering for the military potentially unethical?

Post by Hobbes' Choice » Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:14 pm

fiveredapples wrote:
The assumption though is that, once you are in the army, you have to follow orders, regardless weather you agree with the ethical nature of the orders or not.
Ignoring the fact that your argument is asinine, the above is simply false. Military personnel have the right to refuse any order they deem unethical or unlawful.
And fiveredapples in a brainless moron.

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