Andy Owen is the author of All Soldiers Run Away: Alano’s War: the Story of a British Deserter (2017). He is a former soldier who writes on the ethics and philosophy of war. He lives in London.
Ethics on the battlefield
The soldier in battle is confronted with agonising, even impossible, ethical decisions. Could studying philosophy help?
The need for an ending
When a person goes missing, in war or in ordinary life, their story is cut off mid-sentence. A death can be easier to bear
War and peace
Reading John Gray in war
As a soldier, I was hard-wired to seek meaning and purpose. Gray’s philosophy helped me unhook from utopia and find peace