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Stephen Coleman:
The moral dangers of non-lethal weapons

TEDxCanberra · 17:32 · Filmed Sep 2011
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Stephen Coleman: The moral dangers of non-lethal weapons
17:32 · Filmed September 2011 at TEDxCanberra · Subtitles available in 21 languages

Pepper spray and tasers are in increasing use by both police and military, and more exotic non-lethal weapons such as heat rays are in the works. In this talk, ethicist Stephen Coleman explores the unexpected consequences of their introduction and asks some challenging questions. (Filmed at TEDxCanberra.)

Ethicist
Stephen Coleman studies applied ethics, particularly the ethics of military and police force, and their application to human rights. Full bio
This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxCanberra, an independent event. TED editors featured it among our selections on the home page.

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