The so-called ticking bomb is invoked by philosophers and lawyers trying to justify, on behalf of their political masters, the use of torture in extremis. I show that the scenario is spurious; and that the likely consequences of the use of interrogational torture in such cases are disastrous. Finally, I test the argument against a real case.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||TORTURE: Asian and Global Perspectives|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Apr 2012|