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

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

Label
A theory of the drone
Title
A theory of the drone
Statement of responsibility
Gregoire Chamayou ; translated by Janet Lloyd
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
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
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chamayou, Grégoire
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
UG479
LC item number
.C53 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1934-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lloyd, Janet
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drone aircraft
  • Military ethics
Label
A theory of the drone, Gregoire Chamayou ; translated by Janet Lloyd
Instantiates
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
890011437
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781595589750
Lccn
2014033225
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
890011437
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781595589750
Lccn
2014033225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)890011437

Library Locations

    • Copley LibraryBorrow it
      5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA, 92110-2492, US
      32.771354 -117.193327
Processing Feedback ...