Assignment 24239

Premise 2: In wartimes, sometimes torturing a captured enemy is the only way to get them to give information on where the enemies are and what their planned attacks are.
Conclusion: It is sometimes permissible to torture someone.
Create a new (and improved) version of the argument that you have been developing throughout this course. Try to make sure that all of your premises are true and that your reasoning is inductively strong. Again, consider how someone with the opposite point of view might criticize your argument and see if you can improve it to avoid those objections.
Write: Present your argument in standard form and explain any weaknesses that might remain. A weakness could mean a premise that many might disagree with or questions about the strength of the inference. Indicate briefly how you might address those weaknesses to strengthen your argument further. What further information might strengthen your argument the most?