Responsibility and Punishment

ISBN-10: 1402041470
ISBN-13: 9781402041471
Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $209.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 3/29/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 252
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Responsibility and Punishment presents a clear-headed defense of retributivism against several long-standing criticisms. In the end, a viable version of retributivism emerges as one which withstands more criticism than competing theories of responsibility and punishment. Extending the problem of wrong doing to collectives and compensation, Corlett explores the matter of reparations for past wrongs in the case of the crimes committed against Native Americans by the United States Government. No other philosophical work on responsibility and punishment exhibits this breadth of scope, as it delves deeply into particular concerns with retributivism, responsibility, and certain areas of compensation. Academicians and professionals in ethics, moral, social, political, and legal philosophy are likely to benefit from this analytical treatment of responsibility and punishment.

Preface
Introduction
The Problem of Responsibility
The Problem of Punishment
Foundations of a Kantian Retributivism
Assessing Retributivism
Forgiveness, Mercy, and Punishment
Capital Punishment
The Problem of Collective Responsibility
Corporate Responsibility and Punishment
Collective Wrongdoing, Reparations, and Native Americans
Conclusion
List of Sources
Index

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