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dc.contributor.authorHoo, Tiang Boon.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-23T01:45:53Z-
dc.date.available2010-04-23T01:45:53Z-
dc.date.copyright2007en_US
dc.date.issued2007-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10356/35818-
dc.description49 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper is a discourse about torture— an incontrovertibly nefarious action. But yet after September 11, there are those who are wont to justify torture as a necessary evil in the fight against terrorism. In particular, the Bush Administration believes that torture is a justifiable option in the quest for better intelligence. This paper takes issue with the US position, arguing that torture is ultimately unjustifiable. It employs a moral argument that is undergirded by two key precepts: the principle of humanity and the principle of discrimination. That said, in order to constitute a robust and "just" perspective, this paper also takes a look at the various moral arguments that defend torture, namely Machiavelli's "Morality of Results", John Stuart Mill's "Greatest Happiness" principle and the classical "Ticking Time Bomb" scenario.en_US
dc.subjectDRNTU::Social sciences::Military and naval science::Strategy-
dc.titleInterrogation of torture.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.supervisorKumar Ramakrishnaen_US
dc.contributor.schoolS. Rajaratnam School of International Studiesen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Science (Strategic Studies)en_US
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