Because Torture Is Wrong Analysis

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In “Because It Is Wrong”: A Meditation on Torture the argument that is being made is torture is illegal because is wrong. The moral that this article presents is that there is no such thing as reasonable torture. In “Rules Should Govern Torture, Dershowitz Says” the argument the author thinks that torture is ever acceptable but in fact it has been used. The moral that this article presents is that we need to acknowledge what is being done and create rules, and have visibility and accountability. All three articles present similarities in all three articles they talk about the abuses to Abu Ghraib. “Because It Is Wrong”: A Meditation on Torture and “Rules Should Govern Torture, Dershowitz Says” talks about how the president has the authority…show more content…
The two authors consider of morality as the search for the highest good. They disagree about the definition of the highest good. For Kant a good will defined by duty, for Mill it is happiness understood as pleasure and absence of pain. According to Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy Immanuel Kant: Metaphysics. (n.d.) “Kant's criticisms of utilitarianism have become famous enough to warrant some separate discussion. Utilitarian moral theories evaluate the moral worth of action on the basis of happiness that is produced by an action.” “The utilitarian theories are driven by the merely contingent inclination in humans for pleasure and happiness, not by the universal moral law dictated by reason.” “His ethical theory has been as influential as, if not more influential than, his work in epistemology and metaphysics. Most of Kant's work on ethics is presented in two works. The Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals (1785) is Kant's "search for and establishment of the supreme principle of morality." In The Critique of Practical Reason (1787) Kant attempts to unify his account of practical reason with his work in the Critique of Pure Reason. According to An Introduction to Utilitarianism. (n.d) “Mill criticizes categorical imperative; stating that it is essentially the same as utilitarianism, since it involves calculating the good or bad
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