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Does Torture Work?

John W. Schiemann

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190262365
eISBN:
9780190262396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190262365.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

This book examines whether interrogational torture is effective in obtaining valuable information and at what cost in terms of torture’s brutality and frequency. Interrogational torture’s ... More


Torture and Moral Integrity: A Philosophical Enquiry

Matthew H. Kramer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198714200
eISBN:
9780191782664
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714200.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Torture and Moral Integrity is about the wrongness of torture and about the nature of morality. It lengthily discusses multiple types of torture with great philosophical acuity, and it seeks to ... More


Conceptual and Moral Foundations of Torture

Fritz Allhoff

in Terrorism, Ticking Time-Bombs, and Torture: A Philosophical Analysis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226014838
eISBN:
9780226014821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226014821.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The aim of this chapter is to introduce the conceptual and moral foundations of torture. It begins by considering what torture is and the different kinds of torture before setting the ongoing focus ... More


Benchmarking Interrogational Torture

John W. Schiemann

in Does Torture Work?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190262365
eISBN:
9780190262396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190262365.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

This chapter draws on legal and philosophical justifications of interrogational torture in order to sketch the proponent’s ideal model, including both its criteria of success and its limits on ... More


Interrogating Torture

John W. Schiemann

in Does Torture Work?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190262365
eISBN:
9780190262396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190262365.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

Chapter 1 opens with the 2002 capture, rendition, and interrogation of Abu Zubaydah, thought by the CIA to be a high-ranking member of Al Qaeda. Controversy about the Zubaydah case illustrates the ... More


A Quixotic Model of Interrogational Torture

John W. Schiemann

in Does Torture Work?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190262365
eISBN:
9780190262396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190262365.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

This chapter builds, solves, and interprets the first version of a game theoretic model of interrogational torture based on the restrictions and assumptions of the CIA ideal sketched in the previous ... More


A Realistic Model of Interrogational Torture

John W. Schiemann

in Does Torture Work?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190262365
eISBN:
9780190262396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190262365.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

This chapter builds a Realistic Interrogational Torture (RIT) game theoretic model by incorporating multiple uncertainties found in the real world, including: the type of Detainee (Cooperative, ... More


Torture (1978)*

Henry Shue

in Fighting Hurt: Rule and Exception in Torture and War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198767626
eISBN:
9780191821486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767626.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

It is often assumed that if killing during war can be justified, then torture that does not kill also can. But torture constitutes merciless assault upon someone utterly defenceless because an effort ... More


Dangerous Torment

John W. Schiemann

in Does Torture Work?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190262365
eISBN:
9780190262396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190262365.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

Are “enhanced interrogation techniques” (EITs) torture? Bush administration officials as well as some philosophers and legal scholars argue they are not. Other legal scholars, human rights groups, ... More


Postscript

John W. Schiemann

in Does Torture Work?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190262365
eISBN:
9780190262396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190262365.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

On December 9, 2014, after the previous chapters had been largely written, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released the summary of its investigation into on the CIA’s detention and ... More


What Is Terrorism?

Fritz Allhoff

in Terrorism, Ticking Time-Bombs, and Torture: A Philosophical Analysis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226014838
eISBN:
9780226014821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226014821.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter develops an account of terrorism that explains its conceptual underpinnings and how the debate over torture is deeply embedded in its context. This discussion does not preclude other ... More


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