The scenario of the time bomb terrorist gives you the opportunity to ask yourself what you would do

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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. 1. What would a utilitarian do in this situation? Why? 2. What would a Buddhist do in this situation? Why? 3. What would you do in this situation? Why? Your paper should be 3-4 pages in length in APA format.

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Title of pageMany lives are in danger because of a bomb. You are in a position where you have the terroristin custody but he or she is refusing to give you the information needed to stop the bomb. Couldtorturing one person lead to the greater good -- saving the lives of many?1.What would a utilitarian do in this situation? Why?2.What would a Buddhist do in this situation? Why?3.What would you do in this situation? Why?4.Reference.Answer--------------------Torture is defined by the United Nations as any act by which severe pain or suffering, whetherphysical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person.[1] Torture is illegal, and both theGeneva Conventions and the UN stipulate that it is not to be engaged in under anycircumstances. The war on terror has led to current debate on whether tortuous practices canever be legitimately utilised. A belief in an absolute ban appears to have given way to a lessrigid response when asking whether torture has a place in the intelligence-gathering process.The ticking bomb premise is frequently cited as a what if? situation which appears to lend itselfto the application of torture. The ticking bomb is a hypothetical situation. It supposes that if youknew a bomb was going to go off in the next few hours and you had someone in custody whoyou believed had information which would allow it to be stopped, would you permit the tortureof the suspect in order to gain this vital intelligence. Dershowitz is the academ

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