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Moral theory and capital punishment

by Tom Sorell

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Published by B. Blackwell in association with the Open University in Oxford, OX, UK, New York, NY, USA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Capital punishment -- Moral and ethical aspects

  • Edition Notes

    StatementTom Sorell.
    ContributionsOpen University.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHV8694 .S67 1988
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 172 p. ;
    Number of Pages172
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2391473M
    ISBN 100631153217, 0631153225
    LC Control Number87020866

    Aristotle is against capital punishment, while Mill believes it is morally permissible. Let me start off with Aristotle. In the Nicomachean Ethics book there isn’t a chapter dedicated to his position on capital punishment, but as a whole, we get an idea of his position against it. The utilitarianism theory would view capital punishment as moral. This is because utilitarianism looks at what would make the most people happy. Utilitarianism was founded by Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill. It is a consequentialistic theory of morality.

    Capital punishment has been a process of punishment since time before Christ. Capital punishment or the death penalty, is the process of punishing, an individual, by execution for committing a crime. One moral theory to justify this process of punishment is cited in Mark Timmons’s book Disputed Moral Issues: A Reader. 3 Important “Theories of Punishment” (1. Retributive, 2. Preventive, 3. Reformative are briefly described below: Of the various theories of punishment the following there are the most important and typical Retributive, preventive and reformative. 1. Retributive Theory: According to the retributive theory the purpose of punishment is to seek revenge. It is the theory described [ ].

    Gems. One of the most interesting authors writing about the death penalty is Scott Turow, a Chicago attorney, author of a number of literary thriller (beginning with Presumed Innocent in ). He is a gifted writer. His first book, One L, the story o16his first year at Harvard Law School, instantly became a best seller while he was still in law school and remains required reading at manylaw. capital punishment, are ensuring the deaths of a large number of innocent people.9 On moral grounds, a choice that effectively condemns large numbers of people to .


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It introduces the leading moral theories proposed by philosophers and derives from them a variety of arguments for and against the death penalty.3/5(1). Moral Theory and Capital Punishment illustrated how philosophical theory can be applied to questions of wide public concern.

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It introduces the leading moral theories proposed by philosophers and derives from them a variety of arguments for and against the death penalty. Discussing capital punishment and the use of philosophical theories of right and wrong, the book focuses on utilitarian and Kantian normative theories, applying them to the morality of capital.

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Shareable Link. Use the link below to share a full-text version of this article with your friends and colleagues. Learn : Madison Powers. Moral Theory and Capital Punishment The moral issue of the existence of capital punishment in some countries in the world has been a subject for debate ever since the people found the act as barbaric and inhumane.

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The types of aggression constitute one building block of Wrangham’s theory of moral origins. An equally important element of that theory is Author: George Scialabba. book’s purgative justifi cation of capital punishment is embedded in a broader theory, the theory in question is an account of evil rather than of legal sanctions.) Consequently, this book’s contestation of the prevailing rationales for the death penalty will address them predominantly as just such rationales rather than as doc-File Size: KB.

The book begins with the history of the death penalty from colonial to modern times, and then examines the moral and legal arguments for and against capital punishment. It also provides an overview of major Supreme Court decisions and describes the legal process behind the death penalty.

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In our book By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed: A Catholic Defense of Capital Punishment, Joseph Bessette and I defend the death penalty on grounds of natural law moral philosophy, Catholic theology, and social two previous essays at Public Discourse (here and here) I responded to E.

Christian Brugger’s recent challenge to the theological arguments developed in our book. Capital Punishment: Opposing Perspectives On Moral, Ethical, and Legal Arguments The use of capital punishment and its moral basis has an extensive history in all cultures worldwide.

The right of the state to end one's life has been argued in a variety of formats in descent from eternal law, natural law, and positive law, hence the actual. Capital punishment is a moral issue that is often scrutinized due to the taking of someone’s life. This is in large part because of the views many have toward the rule of law or an acceptance to the status quo.

In order to get a true scope of the death penalty, it is best to address potential biases from a particular ethical viewpoint. Punishment ought to be acceptable according to the moral standards of the people and because capital punishment raises mixed reactions with people on the extreme sides, it should be abolished, as it does not stand the moral principal that prohibits killing.

The cost of capital punishment is exorbitant and takes long time in courts. Kantians approve of capital punishment, or murder, only when certain circumstances are met: when one is convicted of killing another with pre-meditation (Rachels & Rachels, The Right Thing To Do, ).

In this theory it creates a universal law that it is okay to kill a s: 3.