ISBN-10:
023061731X
ISBN-13:
9780230617315
Pub. Date:
07/14/2009
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Spirituality and the Ethics of Torture

Spirituality and the Ethics of Torture

by D. Jeffreys

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Overview

What exactly is torture? Should we torture suspected terrorists if they have information about future violent acts? Defining torture carefully, the book defends the idea that all people are valuable, and rejects moral defenses of torture. It focuses particularly on practices like sensory deprivation, which perniciously attack the human psyche.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230617315
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 07/14/2009
Edition description: 2009
Pages: 191
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Derek S. Jeffreys, Associate Professor of Humanistic Studies and Religion, The University of Wisconsin, Green Bay

Table of Contents

The Soul Is Somehow All that Exists': Spirituality and Human Dignity Breaking the Will: Spirituality and the Definition of Torture Assaulting the Spirit: Why Torture is Wrong Does Torture Work?: Consequentialism's Failures No Reason to Torture: Dirty Hands and Spiritual Damage Machiavelli's Challenge: Torture and Memory

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