Category: capital punishment

On being blotted out

Posted by luno in capital punishment, Criminality, Deontology, Kant, Moral Theory, Weininger (Thursday June 25, 2009 at 9:47 am)
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the point of the death penalty
The meaning of capital punishment—insofar as it has a meaning and is not a reflex—is concerned with the distribution of responsibility. The field of responsibility is limited to moral agents. Constituted authorities are not moral agents. Individuals, who are, may or may not be missing the requisite nerve. Usually, they […]

The thirteenth shot…

Posted by luno in Lispector, motherhood, abortion, capital punishment, male criminality (Friday August 26, 2005 at 3:01 pm)
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What is wrong with avenging justice?

To hurt with love…

Notes on Jean Hampton’s moral educationist theory of punishment

Mommy has a license to kill, Kant said so

Posted by luno in abortion, Hobbes, female criminality, capital punishment, marriage, Kant, Deontology, sex differences, Weininger (Monday August 22, 2005 at 1:20 pm)
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Why mother’s may kill, but governments may not…

A world too small for the two of us…

Posted by luno in capital punishment, Utilitarianism (Monday August 22, 2005 at 12:32 pm)
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Bedau argues that opposition to the death penalty cannot be utterly unconditional.1 He asks us to imagine a world where the execution of a murderer would miraculously bring back to life the innocent victim. Could we still oppose the penalty on principle?
I don’t know, could we? I find it somehow easier to imagine a world […]

Make them squirm

Posted by luno in capital punishment (Wednesday August 17, 2005 at 1:16 pm)
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In what way is capital punishment like a wedding? Not in the way you think.

When it’s ok to kill a person

Posted by luno in capital punishment, Deontology, Utilitarianism, male criminality (Saturday August 13, 2005 at 3:31 pm)
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If you are going to have capital punishment, this is how the logic of retributivism requires it should be done.

Barbarization

Posted by luno in capital punishment, Deontology, Utilitarianism, male criminality (Saturday August 13, 2005 at 3:14 pm)
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Capital punishment and barbarization

 
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