By F. M. Kamm
Ethics for Enemies contains 3 unique philosophical essays on torture, terrorism, and conflict. F. M. Kamm deploys moral thought in her not easy new remedies of those such a lot arguable sensible matters. First she considers the character of torture and many of the events on which it could possibly take place, so that it will make sure why it'd be incorrect to torture a culprit held captive, no matter if this have been essential to shop his sufferers. within the moment essay she considers what makes terrorism wrong--whether it's the goal to hurt civilians, instead of damage to them being 'collateral damage,' or anything else--and even if terrorism is often fallacious. The 3rd essay discusses even if having a correct cause, within the feel of a correct goal, is important to ensure that a struggle to be simply. Kamm then examines ways that the harms of conflict could be proportional to the success of the simply reason and different items that struggle can lead to, as a way to make the announcement of warfare permissible.
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Extra info for Ethics for Enemies: Terror, Torture, and War (Uehiro Series in Practical Ethics)
The only way to make the mantle drop around B is to deliberately hit A with a bullet precisely as he successfully shoots his bullet at B. The bullet does not interfere with As act but will cause his death shortly thereafter and his being dead causes the mantle to drop. Here we deliberately do something to A that will shortly kill him while he is attacking B in order to prevent his harming B. It is permissible (in Killer Cases  and ) to kill A as he acts, in order to stop his act and the attack on B, at least in part because this will prevent harm to B that A would cause.
The issue for them is not torture but rather the possible moral difference between (i) physically or psychologically harming someone while he is attacking someone else in order to either directly interfere with or coercively stop his act, attack, or the harm from it, and (ii) physically or psychologically harming someone after he has acted to TORTURE: DURING AND AFTER ACTION 37 attack someone else, even though harming him would still stop the success of the attack or the harm to the victim. Those who object to the ear surgery on A ex post would also object to killing A ex post to stop the attack on B, though this involved no torture.
So, he seems to believe that we should be more reluctant to treat someone in a way that is better for him than in a way that is worse for him. This is often true; for example, we could appropriately be more reluctant to treat someone paternalistically (for his own good, but contrary to his will and values) than to let him make his own mistakes. We could be more reluctant to tell someone an unpleasant truth that is better for him to know than to let him be harmfully deluded. However, I think that even Sussman, if he accepted that A would be tortured in Killer Case (3), could agree that it is permissible to torture A rather than kill him in this case.
Ethics for Enemies: Terror, Torture, and War (Uehiro Series in Practical Ethics) by F. M. Kamm