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On the ethics of torture

Uwe Steinhoff

On the ethics of torture

by Uwe Steinhoff

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Published by State University of New York Press in Albany .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Moral and ethical aspects,
  • Torture

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementUwe Steinhoff
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHV8593 .S74 2013
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25346554M
    ISBN 109781438446219
    LC Control Number2012017559

    Reviews "This book provides an important and informed coverage of the legal and ethical issues that need to be considered in assessing the involvement of medical and legal professionals in the management and administration of harsh interrogation techniques bordering on, or amount to, torture against terrorist detainees."—. Framing the Issue Torture occupies an odd position in that it is universally illegal and widely practiced. Despite many studies showing its inefficacy, more than half of the world’s nations systematically use torture, and medical personnel have a long history of involvement with torture. The word torture, like the word torque, derives from the Latin Read more.

    The Call For Torture: Unethical Based On Deontological, Consequentialist, And Virtue Ethics. Daschner, ordered torture, upon which Gäfgen disclosed Metzler 's location just minutes before the action could be committed, only for police to find Metzler, whose body was at a lake in rural Frankfurt, was already dead.1 While the threat of torture in this scenario may have worked and .   Of course, my discussion of torture in The End of Faith (and on this page) only addresses the ethics of torture, not the practical difficulties of implementing a policy based on the ethics. While my remarks on torture span only a few pages in a book devoted to reducing the causes of religious violence, many readers have found my views deeply.

    The origins of ethics. Mythical accounts. Introduction of moral codes. Problems of divine origin. Prehuman ethics. Nonhuman behaviour. Kinship and reciprocity. Anthropology and ethics. The history of Western ethics. Ancient civilizations to the end of the 19th century. The ancient Middle East and Asia. The Middle East. Ancient and Classical Greece. Ken and John consider the ethics of torture with Nancy Sherman from Georgetown University, author of The Untold War: Inside the Hearts, Minds, and Souls of Our Soldiers. Listening Notes John and Ken begin by discussing two major moral views, Kantianism and utilitarianism, and how they come to bear on the question of whether torture is ever ethical.


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Steinhoff's position is that torture is sometimes, under certain narrowly circumscribed conditions, justified, basing his argument on the right to self-defense. Similarly, the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment insists that "no exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or a threat of war, internal political instability of any other public emergency, may be invoked as a justification of torture" (Article 2).

“On the Ethics of Torture is the single best discussion of the moral status of torture. It is outstanding. Steinhoff’s book is powerfully argued, organized, concise, and highly readable. This is essential reading for anyone who wishes to think seriously about the topic.” — Stephen Kershnar, author of For Torture: A Rights-Based Defense.

Because it is UNCORRECTED material, please consider the following text as a useful but insufficient proxy for the authoritative book pages. Part ~ Torture, Psychiatric Abuse, and the Ethics of Medicine INTRODUCTION Gerard Debreu Over the past two decades the systematic use of torture and psychiatric abuse have been sanctioned or condoned by.

Torture has recently been the subject of some sensational headlines. As a result, there has been a huge surge in interest in the ethical implications of this contentious issue. The Ethics of Torture offers the first complete introduction to the philosophical debates surrounding torture.

The book asks key questions in light of recent events such as the abuse of detainees at Abu Ghraib. North Charles Street Baltimore, Maryland, USA +1 () [email protected] © Project MUSE.

Produced by Johns Hopkins University Press in collaboration with The Sheridan by: 4. Ethical arguments have arisen regarding torture, and its debated value to e worldwide condemnation and the existence of treaty provisions that forbid it, some countries still use it.

The ethical assertion that torture is a tool is at question. The fact that the book is written for a specific institution/courses makes the book less reader-friendly for other students, particularly the inclusion of chapters that belong in an intro to religion book, but not necessarily an ethics book, and vice versa--particularly an entire chapter on Aquinas' Natural Law Theory/5(4).The book Confronting Torture: Essays on the Ethics, Legality, History, and Psychology of Torture Today, Edited by Scott A.

Anderson and Martha C. Nussbaum is. Book: Introduction to Ethics (Levin et al.) 2: TORTURE, DEATH, AND THE “GREATER GOOD” 7 The Ethics of Torture The Torture Convention is derived from the prohibition on torture as stated in the Universal Declaration of .