Ubijati in umreti za svojo domovino

Translated title of the contribution: Killing and dying for one's country

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The article discusses various contemporary ethical theories which justify killing in defense of one's homeland. It concludes that killing may be ethically justified in some such cases. But killing in such cases is different from killing in nationalist conflicts or wars not all of which are waged in defense of one's homeland (patria).
Translated title of the contributionKilling and dying for one's country
Original languageSlovene
Article number2
Pages (from-to)30-42
Number of pages13
JournalDialogi: Revija za kulturo in družbo
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Bibliographical note

This is an abridged version of a chapter first published in 2017 as 'Killing and dying for one's country', in M. Sardoč (ed.), Handbook of Patriotism. Springer International Publishing. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-30534-9_28-1


  • patriotism
  • love for one's country
  • self-defence
  • killing in defense of patria


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