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Article: Torture — The Case for Dirty Harry and against Alan Dershowitz

TitleTorture — The Case for Dirty Harry and against Alan Dershowitz
Authors
KeywordsPhilosophy
Issue Date2006
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/JAPP
Citation
Journal of applied philosophy, 2006, v. 23 n. 3, p. 337-353 How to Cite?
AbstractCan torture be morally justified? I shall criticise arguments that have been adduced against torture and demonstrate that torture can be justified more easily than most philosophers dealing with the question are prepared to admit. It can be justified not only in ticking nuclear bomb cases but also in less spectacular ticking bomb cases and even in the so-called Dirty Harry cases. There is no morally relevant difference between self-defensive killing of a culpable aggressor and torturing someone who is culpable of a deadly threat that can be averted only by torturing him. Nevertheless, I shall argue that torture should not be institutionalised, for example by torture warrants.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/54646
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dc.contributor.authorSteinhoff, Uwe-
dc.date.accessioned2009-05-08T02:34:07Z-
dc.date.available2009-05-08T02:34:07Z-
dc.date.issued2006-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of applied philosophy, 2006, v. 23 n. 3, p. 337-353en
dc.identifier.issn0264-3758-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/54646-
dc.description.abstractCan torture be morally justified? I shall criticise arguments that have been adduced against torture and demonstrate that torture can be justified more easily than most philosophers dealing with the question are prepared to admit. It can be justified not only in ticking nuclear bomb cases but also in less spectacular ticking bomb cases and even in the so-called Dirty Harry cases. There is no morally relevant difference between self-defensive killing of a culpable aggressor and torturing someone who is culpable of a deadly threat that can be averted only by torturing him. Nevertheless, I shall argue that torture should not be institutionalised, for example by torture warrants.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/JAPPen
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsJournal of applied philosophy. Copyright © Blackwell Publishing Ltden
dc.subjectPhilosophyen
dc.titleTorture — The Case for Dirty Harry and against Alan Dershowitzen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.description.naturepreprinten_HK
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1468-5930.2006.00356.xen
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000209004600008-
dc.identifier.citeulike786099-

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