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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Dialogues on the ethics of capital punishment.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, c2009
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|ISBN:||9780742561434 0742561437 0742561445 9780742561441|
|Description:||vii, 139 p. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Day one: matters of life and death --
Day two: justice and the morality of compassion --
Day three: conditional versus unconditional right to life --
Selected readings for further study.
|Series Title:||New dialogues in philosophy.|
Books discussing the death penalty now flood the bookstalls. Most, of course, are devoted to criticizing it; few come to its defense. With one or two exceptions virtually none attempts to explore