Spirituality and the Ethics of Torture

Spirituality and the Ethics of Torture

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This book shows how torture spiritually assaults the person. The qwar on terrorq has sparked great debate about torture. What exactly is torture? Should we torture suspected terrorists if they have information about future violent acts? Defining torture carefully, the book defends the idea that all people are valuable, and rejects moral defenses of torture. It focuses particularly on practices like sensory deprivation, which perniciously attack the human psyche. It also calls for an absolute ban on all torture, and urges Americans to repent for the torture the U.S. committed in the qwar on terror.qIbid. Ibid., 23. Ibid., 30. Human Resources Exploitation Training Manual, section l- 1, available at http://www.gwu. edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB122/CIA% 20Human%20Res%20Exploit%20H0-L17. pdf. For an analysis of the KUBARK manualanbsp;...

Title:Spirituality and the Ethics of Torture
Author:Derek S. Jeffreys
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2009-06-23


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