Ethical issues with Drones - ForumIAS

Ethical issues with Drones

The actions of drones are only capable of being evaluated based upon the actions of the person controlling them. 

We can evaluate the actions of a person controlling the actions of a drone, the intentions of the person directing the actions of a drone, and the consequences of the actions intended by the person controlling the actions of a drone.

Your views?

Gochi,Mishan
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In wars, the fundamental rationale for drone use relies on this principle: drone capacity for precise targeting can save civilian lives.

But if a war is just or a target legitimate, then isn’t using drones the best way to go because it will potentially have the lowest number of unintended casualties?

upsc2020,Mishan
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Right to privacy
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some ethical arguments i can think of -

- rights argument - ex -privacy

- deontologist argument - gandhi's science without humanity and using tech for destructive purposes, sanctity of human life and dignity

- social contract argument - drones causing civilian casualties , violation of social contract whose sole condition is preservation of life

-intl ethics - should countries export drones to states where they might used agaisnt civilians, for surveillance and social control and curbing liberties

- arms race

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