Understanding Torture

Understanding Torture Despite Victor Hugo s th century proclamation that torture no longer exists we still find it even now even in those nations that claim to be paradigms of civility Why is it that torture still exis

  • Title: Understanding Torture
  • Author: J. Jeremy Wisnewski
  • ISBN: 9780748635382
  • Page: 196
  • Format: Paperback
  • Despite Victor Hugo s 19th century proclamation that torture no longer exists, we still find it even now, even in those nations that claim to be paradigms of civility Why is it that torture still exists in a world where it is routinely regarded as immoral Is it possible to eliminate torture, and if so, how What exactly does it mean to call something torture , and is itDespite Victor Hugo s 19th century proclamation that torture no longer exists, we still find it even now, even in those nations that claim to be paradigms of civility Why is it that torture still exists in a world where it is routinely regarded as immoral Is it possible to eliminate torture, and if so, how What exactly does it mean to call something torture , and is it always morally reprehensible Arguments in favour of torture abound, but in this important new book, J Jeremy Wisnewski examines and explains the moral dimensions of this perennial practice, paying careful attention to what lessons torture can teach us about our own moral psychology By systematically exposing the weaknesses of the dominant arguments for torture, drawing on resources in both analytic and continental philosophy and relevant empirical literature in psychology, Wisnewski aims to provide an over arching account of torture what it is, why it s wrong, and why even the most civilized people can nevertheless engage in it.

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    One thought on “Understanding Torture”

    1. Wisnewski's account on torture is a comprehensive account, and is a must-read for both beginner's ant experts on the subject. It provides strong arguments against torture, rejecting the ticking time bomb scenario, and additionally providing detailed empirical evidence explaining why institutionalizing torture will always lead to a spiral effect in which torture becomes more and more commonplace. Additionally, he provides a unique analysis for the effect that torture has on the torturer themselve [...]

    2. Thought-provoking read on why torture is never acceptable. The author gives an outstanding analysis of how teh "Bush League" redefined torture that is totally unacceptable

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