10.12.07 Pojman in Defense of CP

10.12.07 Pojman in Defense of CP - Louis Pojman In Defense...

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Louis Pojman “In Defense of the Death Penalty” Some initial cases The retributivist argument for capital punishment The consequentialist (utilitarian) argument for capital punishment Objections and replies
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From last time Finished up our discussion of Abortion Arguments 2-4, & 4 objections
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What to do? Hermann Goering was instrumental in bringing about the deaths of 6 million people in WWII. He did so systematically, ruthlessly, efficiently, and without remorse. Even on trial, some people report him as saying “O', there were still a few [Jews] there? Somebody messed up, again.” Goering was sentenced to death at the Nuremberg trials (but committed suicide before being executed). (1) Did Goering deserve to die? (why) (2) Should Goering have been killed? (why)
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The Retributivist Argument If you answered the two previous questions with “Yes, because he deserves it,” then you have given a deontological, retributivist reason for killing Goering. -
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10.12.07 Pojman in Defense of CP - Louis Pojman In Defense...

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