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Unformatted text preview: a. Review of Kant i. CI 1 Act only on that maxim that you can will become universal law. 1. When you perform an action your making a law saying that its ok to do it ii. CI 2- Always treat persons - whether its you or someone else always as an ends never as a means merely b. The UT theory of punishment i. Punishment are justified only to the degree that they bring about the greatest happiness to the greatest number ii. 2 ways this might work 1. Deterrence 2. Rehabilitation V. Kants Theory of Punishment a. Criminals should be punished for one reason only: they deserve it. i. You commit the crime you get the punishment you derive b. Punishments should be proportional to the crimes i. An eye for an eye ii. Goes with CI 1 iii. By killing a murder we are respecting the murders choice b/c the murder has chosen to kill iv. UT is the second violation of CI 2 were using them as means to out kappiness...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course ETHICS 101 taught by Professor Claridy during the Spring '08 term at Auburn University.
- Spring '08