Torture, Law, and War: Law and Philosophy

Should the law absolutely ban coercive interrogation? And can and should it really mean it?

Chair: Andrew Koppelman, Law, Northwestern University
Panelists:

  • Scott Anderson, Law, The University of Chicago, and Philosophy, The University of British Columbia
  • Jeff McMahan, Philosophy, Rutgers University
  • Eric Posner, Law, The University of Chicago

This panel was recorded March 1, 2008 as part of the conference "Torture, Law and War."

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