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 extreme cases...

  2. 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...

  3. ‘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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  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. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. No Pain No Gain

    No pain, no gain? Torture and ethics in the war on terror ALEX J. BELLAMY * On 26 September 2002 Maher Arar, a Syrian-born Canadian engineer, was changing aircraft in New York as he returned home from holiday in Tunisia. He was detained there because he had been photographed drinking coffee with...

  14. Annotated bibliography

    about torture, law, and ethics at the United Nations. Journal Of The Royal Anthropological Institute, 17(4), 728-744. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9655.2011.01716.x Very brief summary: The article ‘The cause of human rights’ largely covers the argument against torture by addressing the history of torture and the...

  15. None

    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 torture is a pagan view based on assumptions and...

  16. 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...

  17. Hatfield & the Bybee Torture Memo

    The Torture Memo On August 1, 2002, Justice Jay Bybee submitted the “Bybee Memo” or the ‘Torture Memo”, which describes the behavior that U.S. officials must exercise when interrogating outside of the continental U.S. as governed by the UN Convention Against Torture. Although this memo was rendered...

  18. causes of harassment

    2010 The Debate on Torture: Should It Be Permissible The act of legalizing torture has been a debate amongst people for a long time. Most people feel discomfort imagining someone being tortured, whether under any circumstance, however, there are those who feel that torture can be beneficial to...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. The Terrorist and the Ticking Bomb

    custody; time is short; and the person refuses to divulge the specifics of the bomb; would this be considered grounds for extreme measures (such as torture) in attempt to force him/her to reveal the location of the bomb, potentially saving other human lives? This scenario and question came to the...

  22. 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 is much more...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. The Case for Torture

    "The Case for Torture." This article mainly articulates that the use of torture is necessary in order to safeguard the lives of the many innocents and is justifiable. In his given example, he argues that the mass murder of millions of innocent people by a terrorist justifies the use of torture to stop such...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...