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The Resource Torture and moral integrity : a philosophical enquiry, by Matthew H. Kramer

Torture and moral integrity : a philosophical enquiry, by Matthew H. Kramer

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Torture and moral integrity : a philosophical enquiry
Title
Torture and moral integrity
Title remainder
a philosophical enquiry
Statement of responsibility
by Matthew H. Kramer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This text is about the wrongness of torture and the nature of morality. It discusses multiple types of torture with great philosophical acuity and it seeks to explain why interrogational torture and other types of torture are always and everywhere morally wrong. At the same time, it rigorously plumbs the general structure of morality and the intricacies of moral conflicts and it probes some of the chief grounds for the moral illegitimacy of various modes of conduct. It sophisticatedly defends a deontological conception of morality against some subtle critiques that have been mounted during the past few decades by proponents of consequentialism. The book tackles a concrete moral problem: a problem that has been heatedly debated during recent years in the governmental and military institutions of many countries as well as in academic circles. At the same time it tackles some very abstract issues in moral and political philosophy. Moreover, as becomes apparent at numerous junctures, the abstract ruminations and the concrete prescriptions are closely connected: Kramer's recommendations concerning the legal consequences of the perpetration of torture by public officials or private individuals, for example, are based squarely on his more abstract accounts of the nature of torture and the nature of morality. His philosophical reflections on the structure of morality are the vital background for his approach to torture, and his approach to torture is a natural outgrowth of those philosophical reflections".--
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Cataloging source
AU@
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1959-
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Kramer, Matthew H.
Dewey number
172.2
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Torture
  • Punishment
  • Law and ethics
Target audience
adult
Label
Torture and moral integrity : a philosophical enquiry, by Matthew H. Kramer
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-325) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1.Introduction I: Moral Conflicts and Deontology -- 1.1.Moral Conflicts -- 1.1.1.The disambiguation of some key concepts -- 1.1.1.1.Two senses of p̀rima facie' -- 1.1.1.2.Weak permissibility versus strong permissibility -- 1.1.1.2.1.Two types of obligations and two types of permissibility -- 1.1.1.2.2.Infringements versus violations -- 1.1.1.3.Strong justification versus weak justification -- 1.1.1.4.Two senses of r̀ightness' -- 1.1.1.5.Two senses of àbsolute' -- 1.1.1.6.Overtopping versus overriding -- 1.1.2.Chariness of moral conflicts -- 1.1.2.1.Consequentialist balancing -- 1.1.2.2.The objectivity of morality -- 1.1.2.3.Logical incoherence -- 1.1.2.4.Moral conflicts and action-guidance -- 1.1.2.5.Concerns about fairness or excessive onerousness -- 1.2.The Deontology/Consequentialism Distinction and the General Structure of Morality -- 1.2.1.The division between deontology and consequentialism -- 1.2.1.1.Intrinsic moral statuses --
Control code
FIEb17549760
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 339 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780198714200
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)880607417
Label
Torture and moral integrity : a philosophical enquiry, by Matthew H. Kramer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-325) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1.Introduction I: Moral Conflicts and Deontology -- 1.1.Moral Conflicts -- 1.1.1.The disambiguation of some key concepts -- 1.1.1.1.Two senses of p̀rima facie' -- 1.1.1.2.Weak permissibility versus strong permissibility -- 1.1.1.2.1.Two types of obligations and two types of permissibility -- 1.1.1.2.2.Infringements versus violations -- 1.1.1.3.Strong justification versus weak justification -- 1.1.1.4.Two senses of r̀ightness' -- 1.1.1.5.Two senses of àbsolute' -- 1.1.1.6.Overtopping versus overriding -- 1.1.2.Chariness of moral conflicts -- 1.1.2.1.Consequentialist balancing -- 1.1.2.2.The objectivity of morality -- 1.1.2.3.Logical incoherence -- 1.1.2.4.Moral conflicts and action-guidance -- 1.1.2.5.Concerns about fairness or excessive onerousness -- 1.2.The Deontology/Consequentialism Distinction and the General Structure of Morality -- 1.2.1.The division between deontology and consequentialism -- 1.2.1.1.Intrinsic moral statuses --
Control code
FIEb17549760
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 339 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780198714200
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)880607417

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