Criticisms - reason why this is a problem is because...

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Criticisms: C It is merely primitive revenge. You just want to get even. (A poor criticism to Siegmann: let’s say someone close to him was murdered, of course he would want retribution; however, let’s say someone from another town was murdered, & he said he would want that person dead; in that case, it would not be primitive). t The Retributivist cannot explain how we could increase the punishment for a rampant crime. (the
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Unformatted text preview: reason why this is a problem is because let’s say the penalty for house burglary is 5 years in prison; later on, someone else commits house burglary & the penalty is increased to 10 years due to a rise in house burglary; the Retributivist cannot allow this to happen; the punishment should always be the same)....
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2011 for the course PHILOSOPHY PHI2600 taught by Professor Siegmann during the Spring '11 term at FIU.

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