Prescription drones
in Death machines
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This chapter applies a biopolitical lens to the use of armed drones in targeting killing operations. It argues that lethal drone technology and the military practices associated with it constitute the starkest indication to date of just how deeply anchored violent technologies are within contemporary biopolitics, as well as how morally dubious it is to make claims of ethical superiority on their behalf. The chapter thus provides a detailed, real-world illustration of the influence that advanced biopolitical technologies exert on practices of war and conflict, as well as a normative critique of the biopolitically informed justifications for violence that such technologies tend to produce.

Death machines

The ethics of violent technologies


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