The Resource Terrorism, ticking time-bombs, and torture : a philosophical analysis, Fritz Allhoff

Terrorism, ticking time-bombs, and torture : a philosophical analysis, Fritz Allhoff

Label
Terrorism, ticking time-bombs, and torture : a philosophical analysis
Title
Terrorism, ticking time-bombs, and torture
Title remainder
a philosophical analysis
Statement of responsibility
Fritz Allhoff
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The general consensus among philosophers is that the use of torture is never justified. In Terrorism, Ticking Time-Bombs, and Torture, Fritz Allhoff demonstrates the weakness of the case against torture; while allowing that torture constitutes a moral wrong, he nevertheless argues that, in exceptional cases, it represents the lesser of two evils. Allhoff does not take this position lightly. He begins by examining the way terrorism challenges traditional norms, discussing the morality of various practices of torture, and critically exploring the infamous ticking time-bomb scenario. After carefully considering these issues from a purely philosophical perspective, he turns to the empirical ramifications of his arguments, addressing criticisms of torture and analyzing the impact its adoption could have on democracy, institutional structures, and foreign policy. The crucial questions of how to justly authorize torture and how to set limits on its use make up the final section of this timely, provocative, and carefully argued book
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Allhoff, Fritz
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8593
LC item number
.A425 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Torture
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Torture
  • Bekämpfung
  • Ethik
  • Folter
  • Terrorismus
  • Folter
  • Terrorismus
  • Ethik
Label
Terrorism, ticking time-bombs, and torture : a philosophical analysis, Fritz Allhoff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is terrorism? -- The moral status of terrorism -- The war on terror and the ethics of exceptionalism -- Conceptual and moral foundations of torture -- Ticking-time-bomb methodology -- Should we torture in ticking-time-bomb cases? -- Empirical objections to torture -- Ex ante and ex post justifications -- The limits of torture
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 266 pages
Isbn
9780226014838
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2011029348
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)711050912
  • (OCoLC)ocn711050912
Label
Terrorism, ticking time-bombs, and torture : a philosophical analysis, Fritz Allhoff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is terrorism? -- The moral status of terrorism -- The war on terror and the ethics of exceptionalism -- Conceptual and moral foundations of torture -- Ticking-time-bomb methodology -- Should we torture in ticking-time-bomb cases? -- Empirical objections to torture -- Ex ante and ex post justifications -- The limits of torture
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 266 pages
Isbn
9780226014838
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2011029348
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)711050912
  • (OCoLC)ocn711050912

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