Consequentialism Of Torture

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Many scholars who seek to justify the use of torture use the consequentialist argument by saying the positive consequences compensate for any of the negatives. Thus saying torture is a permissible mechanism as long as torture is the lesser of two evils. In order for those who support torture to fortify and expand their stance, they depend greatly on the theoretical scenario of a ticking bomb, which was formerly thought of by an English philosopher known as Bentham (Bellamy 137). The ticking bomb argument expresses an urgent situation in which torture is essential to gather information from a terrorist about the site of a ticking bomb. In this scenario, the use of torture can be evaluated as the lesser evil in order to avert a greater evil –

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