Torture: During and After Action

F. M. Kamm

in Ethics for Enemies

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780199608782
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729577 | DOI:

Series: Uehiro Series in Practical Ethics

Torture: During and After Action

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Chapter 1 considers whether, from a nonconsequentialist perspective, those who are responsible for creating lethal threats are liable to be tortured during and after their threatening acts in order to stop those acts or harm from them. Different conceptions of torture and different occasions when torture might occur, in self and other defense, are considered. The aim is to isolate factors bearing on whether torturing a wrongdoer held captive violates human rights and the inviolability persons.

Keywords: torture; action; threat; inviolability; captive; human rights; nonconsequentialism; self and other defense

Chapter.  30626 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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