Punishment - Punishment When someone who delights in...

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Unformatted text preview: Punishment When someone who delights in annoying and vexing peace-love folk receives at last a right good beating, it is certainly an ill, but everyone approves of it and considers it as good in itself, even if nothing further results from it.--Immanuel Kant The Puzzle of Punishment o Punishment typically involves doing things to people (e.g., incarcerating them, taking their money, physically harming them, etc.) that would otherwise be morally impermissible. o How do these otherwise impermissible things manage to become permissible? Two Kinds of Theories o Backward-looking (or deontological) theories. o Forward-looking (or consequentialist) theories. Backward-looking Theories o Backward-looking (or deontological) theories try to justify punishment based on some fact about the past (e.g., that a wrong has been done)....
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2012 for the course PHI 2630 taught by Professor Capes during the Spring '12 term at Florida State College.

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