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By Dave Kelly

Tuesday, March 04, 2003

Opinion: Turning the thumbscrews on our liberal conscience - Times Online.

"No utilitarian can deny the past, and potential, utility of torture. So it is only by rejecting the utilitarian approach of balancing costs and benefits that we can be on sure ground in opposing torture. And if we reject utilitarianism, then we accept that there are certain moral absolutes, principles which admit of no qualification, in short we find ourselves embracing Natural Law. "


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