Nagel Outline

Notes on the reading

§1 Stage setting

Introduce both:

§2 Goals

§3 Characterize the absolutist position

§4 Digression: clarify absolutism on three points

§5 Argument for absolutism

This is where the most significant work is done.

§6 Application to war crimes

§7 Extreme cases

What if the consequences of violating an absolutist rule would be extremely bad?