Nagel’s argument that hostility or aggression should be directed at its true object means that which of the following would probably not be permissible? (Points : 1)
Torturing a prisoner to get the names of his confederates.
Attacking an enemy country’s agricultural system.
Bombing major cultural centers.
All of the above.

1 Answer

  • I would say: all of the above.

    In the first case: if the prisoner didn't do anything wrong, then they should not be tortured for information.

    In the remaining cases: this would mean destroying agriculture and culture of the enemy, not their military, yet it is the military that is probably the true object.