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Torture and Moral Integrity: A Philosophical Enquiry

Matthew H. Kramer

Abstract

Torture and Moral Integrity is about the wrongness of torture and about the nature of morality. It lengthily discusses multiple types of torture with great philosophical acuity, and it 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 it probes some of the chief grounds for the moral illegitimacy of various modes of conduct. It sophisticatedly defends a deontological conception of morality against some subtle critiqu ... More

Keywords: torture, morality, moral conflicts, deontological conception of morality, consequentialism, interrogational torture, moral integrity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198714200
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714200.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew H. Kramer, author
Professor of Legal and Political Philosophy, University of Cambridge, Churchill College Cambridge