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Torture and the Ticking Bomb

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ISBN13: 9781405162029
Published: August 2007
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Country of Publication: UK
Price: £19.99

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This timely and passionate book is the first to address itself to Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz's controversial arguments for the limited use of interrogational torture and its legalisation. It argues that the respectability Dershowitz's arguments confer on the view that torture is a legitimate weapon in the war on terror needs urgently to be countered. It takes on the advocates of torture on their own utilitarian grounds. It is timely and passionately written, in an accessible, jargon-free style. It forms part of the provocative and timely "Blackwell Public Philosophy" series.

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1. Introduction. What is Torture?. Dershowitz on Interrogational Torture. Why Write about Torture?. The Agenda.
2. The Fantasy of the Ticking Bomb Scenario Dershowitz's Argument and the Ticking Bomb. Who Tortures?. Effectiveness and Time. Knowledge and Necessity. The Ticking Bomb Scenario: Conclusion.
3. The Consequences of Normalizing Interrogational Torture. Some Clarifications. Three Positive Claims about the Consequences of Legalizing Interrogational Torture. The Institutionalization of Interrogational Torture. A Torturous Society.
4. Torture, Death and Philosophy Torture. Torture, Death and Interrogation. Why No Decent Society Can Torture. Torture, the "War on Terror" and Intellectual Irresponsibility. But What If Torture Really Is the Only Possible Way to Avoid Catastrophe?. Two Final Points. Notes. Bibliography. Index