Free Essays on Torture Argument

  1. An Argument on Torture

    Dictionary.com defines torture as “the act of inflicting excruciating pain, as punishment or revenge, as a means of getting a confession or information, or for sheer cruelty.” A second definition at dictionary.com states torture as “extreme anguish of body or mind; agony.” Torture does not sound pleasant...

  2. Torture

     Torture Warranted or Disgusting Introduction The Oxford dictionary states that torture is “The action or practice of inflicting severe pain on someone as a punishment or in order to force them to do or say something”. In the past prisoners would be tortured to an unspeakable degree...

  3. Is Torture Ever Acceptable?

    I do not believe in torture and consider it something barbaric and inhuman. Therefore I would say that torture is never acceptable under any circumstances, and regardless of what the consequences might be. Torture and civilization do not mix because the latter highly emphasizes the value of human beings...

  4. 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 extreme cases...

  5. English 108 Torture Essay

    be Permissible to Torture Suspected Terrorists to Gather Information” by Vincent Iacopino and “The Case for Torture” by Michael Levin both use different techniques to defend their stance against torture. However, both authors use deductive reasoning to defend their opinion on torture and both authors...

  6. 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...

  7. The Torture of the Mind

    Macbeth: The Torture of the Mind Table of Contents:View Multimedia File(s) "Macbeth: The Torture of the Mind," in Shakespeare's Mature Tragedies, Princeton University Press, 1973, pp. 206-37. Mc Elroy argues that the tragedy of Macbeth lies in the discrepancy between Macbeth's evil actions and...

  8. Case for torture

    the article entitled “The Case for Torture” published by Newsweek in 1982, Michael Levin argues that the use of torture as a means to save lives is justifiable and necessary. Beginning with very general premises, Levin draws a series of hyperbolic cases where torture might be justifiable so as to set...

  9. Torture

    Torture “To torture or not to torture” – the main topic in debate between Charles Krauthammer and Andrew Sullivan is whether torture should be permissible under certain circumstances or never at all. The debate of torture between Krauthammer and Sullivan began three years after the Bush administration...

  10. Can Torture Ever Be Morally Justified?

    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 it ever be...

  11. Summary the Case of Torture

    Case for Torture” published by Newsweek in 1982, Michael Levin is defending the use of torture as being necessary and justifiably in some extreme cases in order to preserve the greater good of human society. In connection with this he is analyzing the problematic issue of the usage of torture towards...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. A Right Against Torture?

    right against torture, and how you would try to meet the main objections to such a proposed right. This essay sets out to deal with the very important issues raised by the practice of torture in today’s society. More precisely, the point of this paper is to defend a right against torture, of which all...

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

     ‘Torture can be justified if it serves the greater good’ critically discuss this statement with reference to human rights theories. Torture, and consequently its definition, has changed through time. A Roman lawyer once stated, ‘torture is the inquiry after truth by means of torment’ (cited in...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. Torture and War

    Torture and Just War So much for diplomacy and the using of non-violence to retrieve valuable information from criminals. Our world today is much different from what it was so many hundred years ago when torture was seen as something proper and necessary that was the basis for people telling the truth...

  19. Torture 5

    Torture? Never. Torture should never be an option. Torture is always repugnant, requiring an absolute ban on the practice with no exceptions. Consider the quintessential example used for allowing torture: a 24-like hypothetical referred to as the ticking bomb scenario. Federal agents have in custody...

  20. Torture

    intro to Philosophy  10/24/14  Mr. MIke  Is the Torture of Terror Suspects Ever Justified?  The Idea of torture is a discussion that people have everyday. The thought that a  suspected terrorist might have information that could save lives. The pros for the use of  torture outweigh the cons for the given information...

  21. Is Torture Ever Ok?

    Thomas Erb Is Torture Ever Ok? As a I discussed in my third essay, there are many disputes between people on whether or not torture should ever be allowed. I am writing my opinion on this heated issue and explaining why torture should be allowed under extreme circumstances. Extreme instances that...

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

    Michael Levin’s “The Case for Torture” argues that there are various reasons for allowing torture to exist in the United States of America. Levin would love to see society change its negative views on torture so that, under certain circumstances, torture would be permissible. The article starts off with...

  23. 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 force...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. "Torture" by: Michael Levin and Cesare Bonesana Comparison of two opposing perceptions of torture in society.

    Torture is defined as "infliction of severe physical pain as a means of punishment or coercion." Michael Levin and Cesare Bonesana both discuss this controversial issue in their essays. Both essays present readers with complete information on the issue. However, the writing style and strategies used...

  27. Legalizing Torture

    Legalizing Torture Torture is always brought into discussion when a country enters into a war or a civil dispute.  It is often argued whether it is right or wrong to use torture to obtain information.  The “ticking bomb” theory is also refuted on the basis that these scenarios are rarely as dire as...

  28. Analysis of Argument

    the unethical use of medicinal and psychological knowledge as a tool to create torture methods. Robinson’s 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...

  29. Should Torture Be Allowed or Not

    Should Torture Be Allowed or Not The issue of torture is being very current and it arouses debate between those who are totally against it; those who think that it sometimes can be used for good; and those who are in between. The idea of torture was seen only as something that happened far away...

  30. Is Torture Justifiable

    Is Torture Morally Justifiable? The moral rightness of torture has had great exposure in our society for the past decade. Proponents of this method have argued that, without it, progress of gathering intelligence would be impossible. Of course, those who are against it see it as inhumane and ineffective...