“It takes more courage to examine the dark corners of your own soul than it does for a soldier to fight on a battlefield”

W.B. Yeats

Michael Robillard

Michael Robillard

Philosopher

Hi, I’m Michael Robillard. I’m a postdoctoral research fellow at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in 2016. Prior to that, I was a resident research fellow at the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the United States Naval Academy. My research focuses on a variety of philosophical topics to include: collective responsibility and global terrorism, the ethics of military recruitment, autonomous weapons, soldier enhancement, war and its relationship to future generations, and veteran/civil dialogues. I am an Iraq War veteran, a West Point graduate, and a former Airborne Ranger.

Blog Posts

Welcome

Welcome to my blog. Here you'll find a variety of ideas to include some of my looser and...
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Welcome to my Blog

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Published Work

Who Should Die?: Liability and Killing in War

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Outsourcing Duty: The Moral Exploitation of the Citizen-Soldier

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No Such Thing as Killer Robots

To Cite: Robillard, M. (2017), No...
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The Moral Exploitation of Soldiers

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