10.19.07 Reiman against CP

10.19.07 Reiman against CP - Reiman Against the Death...

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Reiman “Against the Death Penalty” Argument for Proposition 3 The theoretical argument revisited Argument for Proposition 4 The practical argument revisited
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From Last Time Propositions 1: sometimes just to punish less than full retribution Proposition 2: CP does not deter
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Argument for Proposition 3 (states using CP increases cruelty) The state the refrains from using CP demonstrates an interesting in reducing cruelty. - It is known that the state is often looked upon for moral guidance in some cases. We did this—it took a little bit to see that law does not = morality. Many people don't dissociate - So, many things the government condones are seen as “moral.” - Because the government has this power, it has the responsibility to increase welfare overall. Good consequentialist
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Argument for Proposition 3 (states using CP increases cruelty) The state does not condone some practices (at least at the time Reiman wrote this) - For example, the state does not condone torture. -
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