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Mapel, David R. Associate Professor


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research overview

  • Professor Mapel's research focuses on issues in moral philosophy and political theory, especially questions about the justification of individual self-defense and various moral asymmetry distinctions, e.g., intending/foreseeing, doing/allowing and killing/letting die. He is interested in how such distinctions are related to international ethics, especially to questions about the moral justification of military force. In addition, he is interested in recent theories of political obligation and their relationship to conscription and selective conscientious objection.


  • international ethics, just war theory, political obligation, First Amendment


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International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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