Title

Torture and Torment

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-29-2020

Department

Philosophy and Religion

School

Humanities

Abstract

Torture is one of the central evils of the world. It has all the characteristics of evildoing set out in Chapter 5. Torture violates any standard of moral decency, is unjustifiable and lacks mitigating or exculpating excuses. The torturer inflicts harm on his victims. Torture inverts civilization and disfigures life (from the Latin tortus, having been twisted).

Publication Title

Cosmopolitanism and the Evils of the World

First Page

243

Last Page

263

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