The Absolute Violation: Why Torture Must Be Prohibited

The Absolute Violation: Why Torture Must Be Prohibited

By: Richard Matthews (author)Hardback

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An unprecedented, empirically rich philosophical challenge to the use of torture in state-sponsored interrogation.

About Author

Richard Matthews is assistant professor of philosophy, Mount Allison University.


AcknowledgmentsIntroduction; 1 Understanding Torture; 2 What about the Ticking Bomb?; 3 Why Utilitarians Must Oppose Torture; 4 Torture, Tragic Choices, and Dirty Hands; 5 On Neither Excusing nor Justifying Torture; ConclusionReferences; Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780773534223
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780773534223
  • ISBN10: 0773534229

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