- Russell Blackford
- Australian philosopher, literary critic, legal scholar, and professional writer. Based in Newcastle, NSW. My latest books are THE TYRANNY OF OPINION: CONFORMITY AND THE FUTURE OF LIBERALISM (2019) and AT THE DAWN OF A GREAT TRANSITION: THE QUESTION OF RADICAL ENHANCEMENT (2021).
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Is torturing babies really, really wrong?
Or is it, as I argue, just really wrong? Find out the answers to all these questions and more at the Australasian Association of Philosophy annual conference at the University of New South Wales in a couple of weeks. The final conference program has just been published, and I guess I can start working out what sessions to attend (as well as writing my own paper, which I've been composing in my head for the last couple of months).
Posted by Russell Blackford at 11:09 pm
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No matter how you put it, it isn't good in anyone's world. But there are many different tortures as well, so perhaps the main confrontation is, as I have learned, just in the title rather than in the substance
As a U.S. citizen, I'm forced to ask the following (in a tongue-in-cheek manner, please understand): "If it's really, really wrong to torture them, then is waterboarding OK?"
Is the AAP Conferences server really, really overloaded? Apparently, it has reached its bandwidth limit… :)
atleast waterboarding's effects aren't as long-lasting or fatal, eh?
Securing our Nation from murdering terrorists obviously isn't a concern for you, is it?
Atleast not when you compare it to the "threat" of babies, anyways.
Still looking for a voice of reason to answer that!
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