London under Attack: The Moral Complexities of WWII Bombings (Forum for Philosophy)

In June 1944, London was targeted by German terror bombing. The British War Cabinet faced an ethical dilemma: Should they attempt to use double agents to redirect the raids away from Central London and towards less populated areas? Or should they let events take their course? Ethicist Susanne Burri analyses this real-life wartime dilemma and explores what we can learn from it today.

Susanne Burri, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method (LSE)

Jonathan Birch, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method (LSE) and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow