Torture and moral integrity: a philosophical enquiry.

Torture and moral integrity: a philosophical enquiry

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  • ISBN 10: 0198714203
  • ISBN 13: 9780198714200


Torture and Moral Integrity is about the wrongness of torture and about the nature of morality. It 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 moralillegitimacy of various modes of conduct. The book tackles a concrete moral problem - a problem heatedly debated during recent years in the governmental and military institutions of many countries as well as inacademic circles - and it likewise tackles some very abstract issues in moral and political philosophy. Moreover, as becomes apparent at numerous junctures, the abstract ruminations and the concrete prescriptions are closely connected. Kramer's philosophical reflections on the structure of morality are the vital background for his approach to torture, and his approach to torture is a natural outgrowth of those philosophical reflections.

Other Details

  • Publisher: Oxford University Press,
  • Language: Eng English
  • Format: print
  • Edition: 1
  • Dimensions: xv, 339 pages ; 24 cm
  • Date Published: 2014
  • Authors: Kramer, Matthew H. , 1959- (author.)