Torture: Is it ever Justified?

Thomas Hill

University of North Carolina

May 18th, 2006, 8:00 to 9:30 pm

Bentley 140

tom_hill_2Thomas Hill has written extensively in ethics, the history of ethics, and political philosophy. He has recently co-edited a new edition of Immanuel Kant’s Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals with Arnulf Zweig (2003). Previous publications include: Human Welfare and Moral Worth: Kantian Perspectives (2002); Respect, Pluralism and Justice: Kantian Perspectives (2000); Dignity and Practical Reason in Kant’s Moral Theory (1992); and Autonomy and Self-Respect (1991). Sample essays include: “Servility and Self-f-Respect,” The Monist (1973); “The Hypothetical Imperative,” Philosophical Review (1973); “Symbolic Protest and Calculated Silence,” Philosophy and Public Affairs (1979); “Humanity as an End in Itself,” Ethics (1980); “Moral Purity and the Lesser Evil,” The Monist (1983); “Kant’s Argument for the Rationality of Moral Conduct,” Pacific Philosophical Quarterly (1986); “Weakness of Will and Character,” Philosophical Topics (1986); “Darwell on Practical Reason”, Ethics (1986); “Kant’s Theory of Practical Reason,” The Monist (1989); “The Message of Affirmative Action,” Social Philosophy and Policy (1991); “Making Exceptions Without Abandoning Principle,” in Violence, Terrorism, and Justice, ed. by Frey and Morris (1991); “A Kantian Perspective on Moral Rules,” Philosophical Perspectives (1992); “Moral Dilemmas, Gaps, and Residues,” in Moral Dilemmas and Moral Theory, ed. by Mason (1996); “Reasonable Self-Interest,” Social Philosophy and Policy (1997); “Kant on Race,” co-authored with Bernard Boxill, Race and Racism (2001); “Questions About Kant’s Opposition to Revolution,” Journal of Value Inquiry (2002); “Treating Criminals as Ends in Themselves,” Annual Review of Law and Ethics (2003); and “Kantian Normative Theory” in The Oxford Handbook of Ethical Theory, ed. by Copp.

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