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Spirituality and the Ethics of Torture

  • Authors
  • Derek S. Jeffreys

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Derek S. Jeffreys
    Pages 1-12
  3. Derek S. Jeffreys
    Pages 53-75
  4. Derek S. Jeffreys
    Pages 77-100
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 141-191

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Consequentialism ethics morality spirituality

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