Drone Theory

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Penguin Books, 2015 - Drone aircraft - 292 pages
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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.

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If it is true that weapons constitute the essence of combatants, what is the essence of those who fight using drones? Two years running, I have been swept along and often befuddled by a stream of ... Read full review

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Peter Singer’s “Wired for War” (2009) really broke the deck [naval aviation parlance for being the first to land in a recovery cycle onboard an aircraft carrier] on remotely controlled weapons, both ... Read full review

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Born in 1976, Gregoire Chamayou is a philosopher at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris and the author of Les corps vils and Manhunts- A Philosophical History. Chamayou also lectures at Universite de Paris Ouest, and has written for Le Monde Diplomatique among other publications.
Janet Lloyd has translated over seventy books from French to English and has twice been awarded the Scott Moncrieff prize.
%%%Born in 1976, Gregoire Chamayou is a philosopher at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris and the author of Les corps vils and Manhunts- A Philosophical History. Chamayou also lectures at Universite de Paris Ouest, and has written for Le Monde Diplomatique among other publications.



Janet Lloyd has translated over seventy books from French to English and has twice been awarded the Scott Moncrieff prize.

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