The "ticking bomb": a spurious argument for torture

BRECHER, BOB (2012) The "ticking bomb": a spurious argument for torture TORTURE: Asian and Global Perspectives, 1 (1). pp. 30-38. ISSN 2304-134X

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Abstract

The so-called ticking bomb is invoked by philosophers and lawyers trying to justify, on behalf of their political masters, the use of torture in extremis. I show that the scenario is spurious; and that the likely consequences of the use of interrogational torture in such cases are disastrous. Finally, I test the argument against a real case.

Item Type:Journal article
Additional Information:© 2012 The Author & Asian Human Rights Commission Ltd
Subjects:L000 Social Sciences > L200 Politics
M000 Law
V000 Historical and Philosophical studies > V500 Philosophy
Faculties:Faculty of Arts > School of Humanities
ID Code:10883
Deposited By:Converis
Deposited On:11 Jul 2012 14:13
Last Modified:10 Oct 2013 16:37

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