10.17.2007 Reiman against CP

10.17.2007 Reiman against CP - Jeffrey Reiman Against the...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–5. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Jeffrey Reiman “Against the Death Penalty” Four propositions leading to the conclusion that “it is good in principle to avoid the death penalty and bad in practice to impose it” Arguments for the four propositions
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
From Last Time Pojman's Consequentialist argument for the Death penalty Objections and Replies to Pojman's argument.
Background image of page 2
The Four Propositions (1) The death penalty is a just punishment for some murderers, it is not unjust to punish murderers less harshly. (2) The death penalty would be justified if needed to deter future murders, we have no good reason to believe that it is needed to deter future murders. (3) Refraining from imposing the DP, the state. ...contributes to reducing our tolerance for cruelty and thereby fosters the advance of human civilization (4) The DP is in principle just, it is unjust in practice because it is applied in arbitrary and discriminatory ways.
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
The general theoretical argument (1) It is sometimes permissible to punish less than “full retribution. (2) If a punishment takes the crime seriously
Background image of page 4
Image of page 5
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 02/27/2011 for the course PHI 2630 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at FSU.

Page1 / 11

10.17.2007 Reiman against CP - Jeffrey Reiman Against the...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 5. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online