Ethics on Torture
The scenario of the time bomb terrorist gives you the opportunity to ask yourself what you would do in this extreme circumstance. Consider if you were placed in such a situation — many lives are in danger because of a bomb. You are in a position where you have the terrorist in custody but he or she is refusing to give you the information needed to stop the bomb. Could torturing one person lead to the greater good — saving the lives of many?
In your assignment address each of the following points.
- What would a utilitarian do in this situation? Why?
- What would a Buddhist do in this situation? Why?
- What would you do in this situation? Why?
Your paper should be 3-4 pages in length in APA format.
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