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Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in New York .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL24276919M
ISBN 109780470691649
OCLC/WorldCa476085511

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today’s attempts to make torture respectable, it is his proposal we need to focus on. In the Introduction, I say something about both the intellectual and the political contexts of the so-called ticking bomb scenario that is the basis of these proposals. In chapter two I argue that the “ticking bomb”. The Ticking Bomb Scenario: Conclusion 3 The Consequences of Normalizing Interrogational Torture Some Clarifications Three Positive Claims about the Consequences of Legalizing Interrogational Torture The Institutionalization of Interrogational Torture A Torturous Society 4 Torture, Death and Philosophy Torture 76Author: Bob Brecher.   nick flynn's newest work, the ticking is the bomb, is a memoir much in the same vein as its predecessor, another bullshit night in suck city, although much grander in scope and insight. whereas the earlier book was mainly concerned with the personal, in the ticking is the bomb flynn trains his poetic gaze upon a post-9/11 america that condones torture and entwines this troubling aspect of our /5.   The scenario The 'ticking bomb' problem. The problem that even the most virtuous people face when thinking about torture is whether there is ever a case when a .

  The ticking bomb, in Brecher’s analysis, is a fantasy that hardly yields grounds sufficient for the employment of interrogational torture. Here the philosopher’s role towards that fantasy is quite clear: debunk it!" Gabriel Palmer-Fernandez, Youngstown State University. The Ticking Is the Bomb: A Memoir [Nick Flynn] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A beautiful, intelligent book that renders pain both ordinary and extraordinary into /5(21). This is the ticking bomb scenario — a thought experiment designed to demonstrate that torture can be justified. In How to Justify Torture, cultural critic Alex Adams examines the ticking bomb scenario in-depth, looking at the ways it is presented in films, novels, and TV shows — from Batman Begins and Dirty Harry to French military. Get this from a library! Torture and the ticking bomb. [Robert Brecher] -- The controversial arguments of Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz supporting the legalization of torture in so-called "ticking bomb" scenarios represent the most sophisticated and visible of.

In his book, Why Terrorism Works: Understanding the Threat, Responding to the Challenge,Alan Dershowitz argues in favor of judicially sanctioned torture of the ticking bomb terrorist. He argues that this proposal will minimize and prevent the use of torture against ticking bomb terrorists by creating a democratic system of accountability. Torture and the Ticking Bomb is a book by Bob Brecher in which the author examines ticking time bomb scenario, provides arguments against justifying torture based on consequentialist grounds and attacks interrogational torture and its legalisation.. ReferencesAuthor: Bob Brecher. The ticking bomb, in Brecher’s analysis, is a fantasy that hardly yields grounds sufficient for the employment of interrogational torture. Here the philosopher’s role towards that fantasy is . Get this from a library! Torture and the ticking bomb. [Robert Brecher] -- 'Torture and the Ticking Bomb' addresses itself directly to Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz's controversial arguments for the limited legalised use of interrogational torture in so-called.