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About this product
- Author(s)S. Kleinig
- Date of Publication01/01/1974
- Place of PublicationDordrecht
- Country of PublicationNetherlands
- ImprintKluwer Academic Publishers
- Content Notebiography
- Weight550 g
- Width155 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine9 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Table Of ContentsI. Moral Justification.- II. Definitions,Justification and Punishment.- a. 'Punishment' is an activity-word.- b. Punishment involves some imposition.- c. Punishment is meted out for moral wrongs.- d. Punishment is inflicted on offenders.- e. Must punishment be administered by an authority?.- f. Punishment as a moral notion.- III. The Concept of Desert.- a. The deserving.- b. The deserved.- c. The grounds of desert.- IV. Getting What One Deserves.- The authority to punish.- V. Desert, Punishment and Justice.- a. Justice vs. utility.- b. Justice and mercy.- c. Justice and forgiveness.- VI. Punishment and Responsibility.- a. Problems of determining responsibility.- b. Responsibility as alterability.- c. The elimination of responsibility.- d. Moral and legal responsibility.- VII. Getting as Much as One Deserves.- a. Scaling deserts.- b. Lex talionis.- c. An alternative.- d. Institutionalized penalties.- Index of Names.- Index of Subjects.
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