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60 Free Essays on Torture Argument

  1. Is Torture Ok?

    There is an ongoing debate on whether torture should be used and if it is ever “ok”. There are many different points of view and both sides have very clear, convincing arguments on whether torture should be used as a way to obtain information. One side says that torture is not necessary even in...

  2. English 108 Torture Essay

    and both authors have similarities through out their essays and use some of the same examples to explain their argument. Both essays make a strong argument against torture but I feel Michael Levin’s essay “The Case for Torture” is stronger in comparison to Vincent Iacopino’s “It should not be...

  3. An Argument on Torture

    does not sound pleasant at all and yet people insist upon defending and supporting the barbaric deed. Even the strong main arguments in support of torture fall flat when stood up against its opposition. It is absurd to believe the ideas that supporters of torture come up with. Many of their arguments...

  4. Is Torture Ever Acceptable?

    has been used on large-scale in different parts of the world to obtain confessions from suspects, morally speaking, torture is not an acceptable procedure under any circumstances. In this essay, I shall shed light on two arguments to answer a very critical question, is torture ever acceptable? I...

  5. Appropriately Blending the Beans of Argument to Create a Lovely Java of Persuasion

    Appropriately Blending the Beans of Argument to Create a Lovely Java of Persuasion In the articles, “Mr. President, Stop the Torture!” by Ortiz and “Blowback” by Johnson, both authors use pathos to persuade the reader. Johnson demonstrates an effective use of pathos in his argument, while Ortiz...

  6. Hatfield & the Bybee Torture Memo

    to the Bybee Memo indicating that from a natural law perspective that torture, even disguised as “coercive interrogation” was fundamentally a moral wrong and should be illegal. Was his argument fair however? In the opinion of this author, his argument is fair and includes the following...

  7. Torture 6

    During the Bush administration, the debate of torture continued in the United States. The debate argues authorities must obtain information from a person of interest via any form of torture. Torture has often been used as a method to punish or to extract information from an individual of interest throughout...

  8. causes of harassment

    Iacopino, director of research for Physicians for Human Rights, shares his opposing argument on the matter. Iacopino believes that torture can never be justifiable, narrowly or broadly defined. In his essay, It Should Not Be Permissible to Torture Suspected Terrorists to Gather Information, Iacopino...

  9. Analysis of Argument

    article, “First They Did Harm,” is an effective argument against health care professionals’ roles in the torture of terrorists. Robinson persuades readers with logic through the use of quotes. Throughout the article he emphasizes the importance of the American Medical Association’s (AMA) code of...

  10. To What Extent Can We Attribute Responsibility for Instances of Persecution in History to the Influence of Powerful Individuals? (Mao Zedong)

    thousand were victims and the total number could be beyond 100,000. This first example of persecution against a group of people by Mao supports the argument of Mao’s own paranoia and self interest of securing power by the lengths he is willing to go to as seen here. It also shows Mao’s influence over the...

  11. Can Torture Ever Be Morally Justified?

    Question 4 Basing your arguments on the decision of the House of Lords in A(FC) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department [2005] UKHL 71 and the article by W.L. Twining and P.E. Twining ‘Bentham on Torture’ at vol. 24 Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly 305, what is morally wrong with torture? Can...

  12. Capital Punishment in the Us

    and even stoning. The methods used today are meant to punish heinous crimes, and rid the earth these dangerous criminals, instead of the intentional torture that was inflicted by the historical approaches. Many Americans, especially those of a religious persuasion, are opposed to the usage of the death...

  13. Torture Is an Evil so Profound That Nothing Could Morally Justify Its Use

    Torture is an evil so profound that nothing could morally justify its use”. Discuss. Introduction This essay will discuss issues relating to torture and investigate the proponents for torture and their arguments for justifying torture in a range of circumstances as against my argument that in no...

  14. Waterboard

    being trained to resist and not to inflict. But is this torture that they undergoing? Hitchens wanted to find out for himself. Hitchens wanted to experience waterboarding for himself so that he can determine if it should be considered a form of torture. He actually places himself into the world of waterboarding...

  15. Aristotle Vs. Mill on Torture

    Aristotelian Verses Utilitarian Views on Torture Chari Harris Professor Hugh Miller Paper #2 Topic #1 February 24th, 2014 In examining the act of torture as either a means or an end we must delve into the idea of justice, “[t[he...

  16. Abstract

     Torturing of Suspected Terrorists Does the US Have the Right to Torture Suspect Terrorists? Bellamy, A. J. (2008). Fighting terror: Ethical Dilemmas. Retrieved from http:// site.ebrary.com.online.library.marist.edu/lib/marist/docDetail.action? docID=10281529&p00=torturing%20terrorists...

  17. The Case for Torture

    the lives of millions, why is it not justified then, to inflict pain on the terrorist, with the motive of wanting to protect the lives of many more innocent people? Surely it is! Take a look at this argument: Constitution seeks to protect the interest of one's rights. To torture a person is to breach...

  18. Torture and War

    Bentham’s beliefs who “gives the classic utilitarian argument for torture when he argues that torture is possibly justifiable as the lesser of two evils” (Cole 26). This goes with the idea that if torture has to be used to save innocent lives it should be done without hesitation. Even so, there are...

  19. Euthanasia

    legalized? There are two sides to this critical issue. One side of the argument is that everyone has the right to die because it is your life and you should be allowed to terminate it at anytime you feel the need. The other side of the argument is that this is wrong and it goes against religious values and it...

  20. Michael Levin's the Case for Torture (Review)

    reasoning he gives is heavily based on pathetic appeals. The force of pathos he puts into the reader is very compelling but does not fulfill the argument as well as it should because of the lack of good logic and reasoning. Levin uses three main points to convince readers why torture should be...

  21. The Enjoyment of Breaking the Rules

    used in ‘Lord of the Flies’ strengthens his implication. These reasons will be further explained in detail in the next few paragraphs. My first argument will be on how people enjoy breaking rules once out of supervision. I will reference one of my past experiences of a geography class as an example...

  22. Torture

    torture. He attempts to make his argument sound stronger simply by claiming McCain’s position is weak. Just because, in a ticking time bomb scenario, McCain would tell the President, “You do what you have to do. But you take the responsibility for it,” (315) this does not make the act of torture any...

  23. Hamden V. Rumsfeld

    Congress did not include language in the DTA that might have specified Supreme Court jurisdiction, making the government’s argument to the court unpersuasive. The government’s argument that Schlesinger v. Councilman, 420 U.S. 738(1975), precludes Supreme Court review was similarly rejected. Councilman applied...

  24. Is Torture Ever Ok?

    criminal's pain then torturing is the way to go. I believe that torture can be morally justified in many extreme circumstances and by regulating torture by law then it could benefit our society. My first argument will show how torture can be used to help stop a bank robber who has many hostages...

  25. None

    SUMMARY "The Final End of the Wicked" by Edward Fudge is an examination of the argument between the wicked's final total destruction versus unending conscious torture. It is immediately clear which position the author supports as he reiterates his opinion that the idea of unending conscious...

  26. Annotated bibliography

    ’ largely covers the argument against torture by addressing the history of torture and the legal versus ethical aspect of the argument. Why this article does or does not work for me: This article does not work well in my final paper because the legal versus ethical aspect is not my preferred angle, and...

  27. Critique for Levin's Case for Torture

    There are real-world scenarios which not only allow for the use of torture, but which in fact necessitate it. This is Michael Levin's core argument in The Case for Torture (Newsweek, 1982). Levin effectively advances his argument primarily by presenting a number of hypothetical cases, designed to...

  28. The Terrorist and the Ticking Bomb

    torture has become a core tactic in the war on terror” (Jackson 2007, pg. 354). For others the answer remains that such a scenario doesn’t warrant the violation of the basic ethical standards that Americans generally espouse (Dasgupta 2010, pg. 552). Compelling arguments can and have been made on...

  29. No Pain No Gain

    his support for the Geneva Conventions, he nevertheless failed to withdraw the argument he presented in this memorandum. Exhaustive evidence that the US administration has indeed sanctioned torture, drawn from official documents and internal memoranda, is provided by Karen J. Greenberg and Jashva L...

  30. ‘Torture can be justified if it serves the greater good’ critically discuss this statement with reference to human rights theories.

    Human Rights, 2013). Theorists arguing for torture stand upon the utilitarian argument that it is for the ‘greater good’. However, torture is illegal and often considered immoral, which underpin the arguments of many anti-torture criminologists. These theories are flawed when asking the question: ‘If...