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Mediating technomoral care : taking cyberwarfare beyond state level

Melnyk, Anna (2018) Mediating technomoral care : taking cyberwarfare beyond state level.

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Abstract:The Tallinn Manual 2.0 (TM 2.0) derives from a comprehensive academic research on how international law applies to cyber conflict that aims to provide the set of instructions for state behavior in cyberspace. The cornerstone of the TM 2.0, Just War Theory, corresponds to the state-centered values that underlie international law and thus starts with the idea of state security, which mainly focuses on the protection of state borders, territory, and citizens from external threats. Although some researchers have pointed out the limitation of such a state-centered account of values, no single study that focuses particularly on this as a matter of concern exists yet. By prioritizing state-centered security over human security values, the TM 2.0 lacks clarity on the other-than-state-centered values, in particular, care. I suggest using a technomoral virtue ethics and focus on the value of care as a practice, that, while it appears in a couple of rules, remains undefined and untackled by the TM 2.0. The aim of this project is to reveal 1) the importance of the value of care in TM 2.0, 2) potential ways of reading of care in TM 2.0, and 3) the challenges that remain.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:08 philosophy
Programme:Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society MSc (60024)
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