The Absolute Violation

The Absolute Violation

Why Torture Must Be Prohibited

Book - 2008
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McGill Queens Univ Pr
Richard Matthews challenges the increasing acceptability of state-sponsored torture interrogation, repudiating any possible justifications. He confronts its various supporters - ticking time bomb and tragic choice theorists, utilitarians, legal scholars - and draws from philosophy, medicine, psychiatry, survivor and torturer narratives, history, feminism, the experience of working intelligence officials, anthropology, and game theory to illustrate that no moral justification for torture can be supported.

Publisher: Montréal : McGill-Queen's University Press, c2008
ISBN: 9780773534513
0773534512
Branch Call Number: 323.49 MAT
Characteristics: xi, 238 p. ;,23 cm.

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