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Uwe Steinhoff 
On the Ethics of Torture 

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A detailed, clear, and comprehensive overview of the current philosophical debate on toture.

The question of when, and under what circumstances, the practice of torture might be justified has received a great deal of attention in the last decade in both academia and in the popular media. Many of these discussions are, however, one-sided with other perspectives either ignored or quickly dismissed with minimal argument. In
On the Ethics of Torture, Uwe Steinhoff provides a complete account of the philosophical debate surrounding this highly contentious subject. Steinhoff’s position is that torture is sometimes, under certain narrowly circumscribed conditions, justified, basing his argument on the right to self-defense. His position differs from that of other authors who, using other philosophical justifications, would permit torture under a wider set of conditions. After having given the reader a thorough account of the main arguments for permitting torture under certain circumstances, Steinhoff explains and addresses the many objections that have been raised to employing torture under any circumstances. This is an indispensible work for anyone interested in one of the most controversial subjects of our times.

Uwe Steinhoff is Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong and Senior Research Associate in the University of Oxford Programme on the Changing Character of War. He is the author of several books, including
On the Ethics of War and Terrorism.
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Language English ● Format EPUB ● Pages 203 ● ISBN 9781438446233 ● File size 5.2 MB ● Publisher State University of New York Press ● Published 2013 ● Downloadable 24 months ● Currency EUR ● ID 7666018 ● Copy protection Adobe DRM
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