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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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.
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