[lit-ideas] Re: Is torture wrong by definition?

  • From: Eric <eyost1132@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 03 Apr 2006 16:20:22 -0400

"the Combined Services Detailed Interrogation Centre (CSDIC) ran a secret prison following the British occupation of north-west Germany in 1945..."

Just trying to make a philosophical point.

If not all killing is essentially morally wrong,
how can all torture be essentially morally wrong,
since killing is worse for people than torture?

Of course, you can stumble across some torture accounts while reading history, like some of the things the Mongols did, that are just diabolically awe-inspiring: all that human ingenuity going into total sadism and cruelty.

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