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Torture as Unjust Means of War: To Squelch the Sirens’ Singing

Scott A. Anderson

in Confronting Torture: Essays on the Ethics, Legality, History, and Psychology of Torture Today

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226529387
eISBN:
9780226529554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226529554.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter looks at how the context of war affects the ethics of torture and considers the role that just war theory and international humanitarian law should play in governing its use or ... More


Confronting Torture: Essays on the Ethics, Legality, History, and Psychology of Torture Today

Scott A. Anderson and Martha C. Nussbaum (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226529387
eISBN:
9780226529554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226529554.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This book gathers fourteen essays on torture, addressing its complexities from the perspectives of psychology, history, philosophy, law, and cultural commentary. It appears in the wake of the ... More


Torture and Method in Moral Philosophy

Jeff Mcmahan

in Confronting Torture: Essays on the Ethics, Legality, History, and Psychology of Torture Today

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226529387
eISBN:
9780226529554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226529554.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter considers whether moral philosophers should accept as part of their moral methodology the study hypothetical cases, such as ticking bomb scenarios, in thinking about torture. In response ... More


Introduction

Scott A. Anderson

in Confronting Torture: Essays on the Ethics, Legality, History, and Psychology of Torture Today

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226529387
eISBN:
9780226529554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226529554.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The introduction to this volume gives a brief overview of the recent history of torture, and how the American “War on Terror” changed the U.S. from being a key critic of torture to one of its users ... More


Tales of Terrorism and Torture: The Soft Vengeance of Justice

Albie Sachs

in Confronting Torture: Essays on the Ethics, Legality, History, and Psychology of Torture Today

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226529387
eISBN:
9780226529554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226529554.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter, adapted from Sachs’ intellectual memoire The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law, details Sachs’ experience of torture at the hands of the South African Apartheid government for his work on ... More


Torture, Self-Defense, and Fighting Dirty

David Sussman

in Confronting Torture: Essays on the Ethics, Legality, History, and Psychology of Torture Today

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226529387
eISBN:
9780226529554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226529554.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter argues that part of what makes torture a distinctive ethical problem is that it impedes relations between people when one tortures another. In a way similar to how Thomas Nagel describes ... More


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