Torture and Moral Integrity

ISBN: 9780198842590 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2019 Autor: Matthew H. Kramer Editură: Oxford University Press Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 360 Stoc: La comandă

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Torture and Moral Integrity tackles a concrete moral problem that has been hotly debated by governments, scholars, and the media: the morality of interrogational torture. It discusses multiple types of torture with great philosophical acuity and seeks to explain why interrogational torture and other types of torture are always and everywhere morally wrong. At the same time, it rigorously plumbs the general structure of morality and the intricacies of moral conflicts and probes some of the chief grounds for the moral illegitimacy of various modes of conduct. It defends a deontological conception of morality against the subtle critiques that have been mounted over the past few decades by proponents of consequentialism.

Kramer's recommendations concerning the legal consequences of the perpetration of torture by public officials or private individuals, for example, are based squarely on his more abstract accounts of the nature of torture and the nature of morality. His philosophical reflections on the structure of morality are a vital background for his approach to torture, and his approach to torture is a natural outgrowth of those philosophical reflections.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Matthew H. Kramer
Data Publicarii
2019
Editura
Oxford University Press
Inaltime
23.4
Latime
15.5
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
360
Subtitlu
A Philosophical Enquiry
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