Author Steinhoff, Uwe
Title On the Ethics of Torture
Imprint Albany : State University of New York Press, 2013
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Note Intro -- On the Ethics of Torture -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: What Is Torture? -- Chapter 2: The Moral Justification of Torture -- 2.1 The Argument from Self-defense -- 2.1.1 What Is Self-defense? -- 2.1.2 Proportionality, or: Many Forms of Torture Are Not as Bad as Killing -- 2.2 The Argument from the Culpability for Creating a Forced-Choice Situation -- 2.3 The Argument from Necessity -- 2.4 Reminder: The Justification of Torture Is Compatible with Rights Absolutism -- 2.5 The Utilitarian Argument -- Chapter 3: Defusing the Ticking-Social-Bomb Argument: Against Consequentialist Attempts to Undermine the Right to Self-defensive Torture -- Chapter 4: Against the Institutionalization of Torture -- Chapter 5: Legalizing Torture? -- Chapter 6: Objections -- 6.1 Attempts to Quickly Dismiss the Argument from Self-defense and Other Rights-based Arguments -- 6.2 The Defenselessness Argument -- 6.3 But Is It Really Self-defense? Whitley Kaufman and Daniel Hill -- 6.4 David Sussman's Complicity Argument -- 6.5 Kant's Categorical Imperative: The Three Kantian Formulas -- 6.6 "Breaking the Will" (and "Dignity," "Subject Status," and "Self-legislative Rulership") -- 6.7 Torture and the Doctrine of Double Effect -- 6.8 Is the Ticking-Bomb Example Unrealistic? -- 6.9 "Torture Knows No Limits" -- Chapter 7: Is Justifying Torture Bad Even If Torture Is Sometimes Justified? -- Conclusions -- Notes -- References -- Index
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Link Print version: Steinhoff, Uwe On the Ethics of Torture Albany : State University of New York Press,c2013 9781438446219
Subject Torture -- Moral and ethical aspects.;Punishment -- Moral and ethical aspects
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