Ethicist discusses torture during SC lecture

Conway, SC - CONWAY, S.C. (AP) - An expert in ethics discusses torture during a speech at a South Carolina university.

Peter French, a professor of philosophy at Arizona State, speaks on Tuesday at Coastal Carolina University. French is a visiting professor of ethics at Coastal Carolina this year.

French is scheduled to discuss the ethical aspects of torture used by American agents during interrogations. He's discussing the effects of torture on those being questioned, as well as whether there is a moral defense for torture.

French has written 19 books and is a senior editor of Midwest Studies in Philosophy.

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