Robert Nietzsche introduces the theory that punishments make are in turn not made to punish but ra

Robert Nietzsche introduces the theory that punishments make are in turn not made to punish but ra

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Will Scherbarth Section 320 Mei-Chia Fong 1) Robert Nietzsche introduces the theory that punishments make are in turn not made to punish but rather to make the society feel better about what has been done. He concludes that our concept of punishment never had any moral overtones; rather punishment was used, as in the example of debtor and creditor, as a sort of redemption of the debt. He notes that only when societies went from rural to big cities did the moral punishments begin to show up. 2) Durkheim: Q: Do you believe that society has risen from the ashes of earlier punishments or do you think that we have only let ourselves believe we have become more moral since earlier punishments? A: I do believe that in the early forms of punishment, there was a lot of, as I said, punishing for the sake of punishing. However since then societies have led to more humane punishments for criminals, i.e. prisons and reform rather than mutilation and torture. This however does not change the fact that societies still punish first for
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course PAULINE CH religious taught by Professor Roe during the Spring '08 term at University of Wisconsin.

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