“The Case for Torture” by Michael Levin

In “The Case for Torture,” philosophy professor Michael Levin argues the circumstances under which torture may be justified in a civil society.

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As you read, look for the following:

  • What is the author’s thesis?
  • What key points does the author use to argue the thesis?
  • How does the author use reasoning, research and/or examples to affirm his viewpoint?
  • How does the author attempt to refute opposing arguments?