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Imagine that ISIS was planning to detonate a nuclear bomb in a heavily populated city. The government

discovered the ISIS plot but could not locate the bomb. Upon being captured, the confessed and positively identified ISIS terrorist claimed that the bomb had a timer that was set and was currently in countdown mode but via torture, the location could be discovered in time to defuse it. Using Aristotle's virtue theory, discuss what sort of person one would be by torturing the terrorist to discover the location of the bomb. Would this torturer possess a good or bad character, according to Aristotle?

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The torturer would have a good character, and would be a type of person with a dianotic virtue, since Aristotle's ethics are... View the full answer

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