Lecture Notes - 062906

Lecture Notes - 062906 - Katie Kerr PHL 304 June 29, 2006...

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Katie Kerr PHL 304 June 29, 2006 Death Penalty, cont. 5. Capital punishment does not allow for correction of judicial errors, which do  happen. Primoratz’s reply: - Why not retain capital punishment for cases which left no room  whatsoever for reasonable doubt? - Argument not against capital punishment itself but against existing  procedures for trying capital cases. - If we accept this argument we are being unjust; murderers are being  privileged while other offenders are receiving the punishment they  deserve. 6. Capital punishment perpetuates social, racial, and economic discrimination  because punishment is much more often metered out to the uneducated and  poor than to the educated, rich, and influential people. Primoratz’s reply: - Not an argument against death penalty itself – the same happens with  respect to other penalties. Analysis of Retribution
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course PHIL 304 taught by Professor Roddy during the Summer '07 term at University of Texas.

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Lecture Notes - 062906 - Katie Kerr PHL 304 June 29, 2006...

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