Offers an introduction to the philosophical debates surrounding torture. This book asks key questions in light of events such as the abuse of detainees at Abu Ghraib: What makes torture morally reprehensible? Are there any conditions under which torture is acceptable? And, what is it like to be tortured, and why do people engage in torture?
Jeremy Wisnewski is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Hartwick College, USA and Editor of Review Journal of Political Philosophy. His publications include Wittgenstein and Ethical Inquiry (Continuum, 2007), The Politics of Agency (Ashgate, 2008), Family Guy and Philosophy (Blackwell, 2007) and The Office and Philosophy (Blackwell, 2008). R.D. Emerick is Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences, Palomar College, San Marcos, USA.