jhlipton February 4, 2017 Share February 4, 2017 Just now, Danielg342 said: In practice, the question becomes- where do you draw the line? When is killing justified? No two people are ever going to agree on where that line is, making implementing any "justifiable killing policy" an extreme difficulty. Just look how difficult real life police have in establishing that policy themselves. Which is why when it's done right, "I will not kill" can be so fascinating, because it allows you to examine where, exactly, is the point of no return in regards to violence. I don't believe it's really all that straightforward. The moral quandaries around "justified killing" are indeed complex. But to me, that's why "I will not kill" for as superhero is too simplistic (there's a wonderful essay by Joan Baez on non-violence for the average person). If Batman is going to act like a cop, he's going to need rules as more complex as they have, and even more so. And he's going to have to think long and hard about what those rules are. Link to comment
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