The Death Penalty - The Death Penalty Saturday, November...

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The Death Penalty Saturday, November 06, 2010 2:17 PM Justifications 1. As we saw early in the course moral justifications divide between consequential and deontological types there are at least three questions with regard to the moral justification of punishment Why punish at all ? Why punish in this manner? Why punish this person. ? Retribution 2. The punishment is connected to something the person did. This is a backward looking justification. Rectification must be done for what the person did and that is why they are punished. Criticisms of Retribution 3. It is simple revenge and revenge is neither fair nor just 4. It lacks a justification of the punishment itself. Why punish one way or another in retribution. An eye for an eye provides no morally justifiable guidance. 5. If one wills the moral law as an act of duty that provides no reason or justification to punish those who fail to will the moral law. 6.
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