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Can you think of a situation in which it would be ethical to torture somebody?


 

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Shauna (greenteatravels) says

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    Ghaaz B 3 years ago

    This answer falls almost squarely in line with what I was thinking. I will elaborate in my own comment below, but philosophically, we're headed in the same direction here. Great answer!


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Disillusioned (C.V.Rajan) says

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    Ghaaz B 3 years ago

    Hey C.V :)

    Great answer. Best so far.

    This is a situation and application I hadn't even considered for a moment. Thumbs up.


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    Ghaaz B 3 years ago

    Hmm.. As a form of punishment, isolation and torture are both entirely unethical; they're synonymous. Any form of retribution or punishment is always unethical.

    But we can think a little deeper, philosophically, about when torture might be ethical.


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    Ghaaz B 3 years ago

    When you have the laptop of a high ranking Al Qaeda official like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, with 10 years of information on its hard drive and hundreds of emails, he can't just make things up. The idea that torture NEVER works is a PC myth.


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