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Confronting torture : essays on the ethics, legality, history, and psychology of torture today

Author: Scott A Anderson, (Professor of philosophy); Martha C Nussbaum
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection that explores all the current legal, ethical, and cultural thinking about torture and its effects today.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott A Anderson, (Professor of philosophy); Martha C Nussbaum
ISBN: 9780226529387 022652938X 9780226529417 022652941X
OCLC Number: 1001904213
Description: viii, 356 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. A triumph over torture, told by a survivor --
Tales of terrorism and torture : the soft vengeance of justice / Albie Sachs --
Part II. Psychological perspectives on torture --
The many faces of torture : a psychological perspective / William Gorman and Sandra G. Zakowski --
Stoic equanimity in the face of torture / Nancy Sherman --
Gender performance requirements of the US military in the war on Islamic terrorism / Mary Anne Case --
Part III. Torture in historical context --
The fragility of evidence : torture in ancient Rome / Kathleen M. Coleman --
US torture of prisoners of war in historical perspective : the role of delegitimization / Christopher J. Einolf --
Police interrogation and coercion in domestic American history : lessons for the War on Terror / Richard A. Leo and K. Alexa Koenig --
Part IV. The ethics of torture --
The ticking bomb hypothetical / Marcia Baron --
Torture and method in moral philosophy / Jeff McMahan --
Torture, self-defense and fighting dirty / David Sussman --
Torture as unjust means of war : to squelch the Sirens' singing / Scott A. Anderson --
Part V. Torture in US law and policy --
Torture and positive law : jurisprudence for the White House / Jeremy Waldron --
In defense of lawfare : the value of litigation challenging torture / Lisa Hajjar --
Tortured prosecutions : holding private military contractors accountable / Garrett Ordower.
Responsibility: edited by Scott A. Anderson and Martha C. Nussbaum.

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