Is Torture Ever Morally Permissible?
This paper aims to investigate the ethicality of torture. Most people regard torture as morally unacceptable regardless of the circumstances. However, recent threats in terrorism has led some observers to conclude that torture, if used as a tool for preventing terrorism and other crimes that may victimize innocent people, can be ethically permissible. For the same reason, the paper would like to examine the nature of torture and under what circumstances can it be considered as ethical.
Torture has always been regarded as unethical; and though it is commonly practiced by the military and law enforcement operatives to Continue reading...