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Does Torture Work?$
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John W. Schiemann

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780190262365

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190262365.001.0001

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Torture’s Confession

Torture’s Confession

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(p.211) 13 Torture’s Confession
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Does Torture Work?
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John W. Schiemann

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190262365.003.0013

Having established that interrogational torture fails, this chapter discusses some of the policy implications of that failure. It also draws on the implications, trade-offs, and paradoxes identified earlier to explore just why and how it fails. The chapter also discusses the role of formal models in political philosophy, drawing on John Stuart Mill as well as a more modern conceptualization of the use of formal models.

Keywords:   policy, formal models, John Stuart Mill

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