FNU Torture should not be considered a Moral Practice

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Is torture considered a moral practice in U.S. anti-terror efforts? Today, 48% say there are some circumstances under which the use of torture is acceptable in U.S. anti-terrorism efforts; However, about 49% say there are no circumstances under which the use of torture is morally acceptable. In this essay, you will decide if torture is a moral practice in U.S. In order to do so, you must apply Utilitarianism to be in favor of torture OR Apply Kant's Categorical Imperative to be against torture. You must have a clear and solid position. Apply one theory in order to obtain points. Not applying Utilitarianism or Kant's categorical Imperative results in an automatic zero in this question. This question is 40 points, therefore you must have a minimum of five paragraphs.

Utilitarianism-Fully apply Bentham's Principle of Utility for 20 points and his Felicific Calculus for another 20 points. You may apply Rule-Utilitarianism, as it forms a basis for the morality of torture.

Kant's Categorical Imperative- Fully apply Kant's first formulation for 20 points and apply Kant's second formulation for another 20 points.

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Justification on why Torture should not be considered a Moral Practice in the U.S. Anti-terror
Efforts Using the Kant’s Categorical Imperative
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Torture of human beings suspected of crimes is immoral in all aspects. It is an act that
brutalizes persons by treating them as dupes to be manipulated through their pain (Roth, Worden,
& Bernstein, 2005). However, from an interrogator's perspective, torture can yield information
that can be used to solve a crime. However, over the years, through scientific and historical
evidence, it has been discovered that information acquired from tortured persons is unreliable,
the more reason on why it is ineffective whenever used. According to the...

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Tutor went the extra mile to help me with this essay. Citations were a bit shaky but I appreciated how well he handled APA styles and how ok he was to change them even though I didnt specify. Got a B+ which is believable and acceptable.

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