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The problem of punishment

Author: David Boonin
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
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"In this book, David Boonin examines the problem of punishment, particularly the problem of explaining why it is morally permissible for the state to treat those who break the law differently from those who do not. Boonin argues that there is no satisfactory solution to this problem and that the practice of legal punishment should therefore be abolished. Providing a detailed account of the nature of punishment and
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Boonin, David.
Problem of punishment.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007031647
(OCoLC)162501991
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Boonin
ISBN: 9780511388330 0511388330 9780511819254 0511819250
OCLC Number: 227793222
Description: 1 online resource (x, 299 pages)
Contents: 1. The problem of punishment --
2. The consequentialist solution --
3. The retributivist solution --
4. Other solutions --
5. The appeal to necessity.
Responsibility: David Boonin.
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This book asks why it is morally permissible for the state to punish people for breaking the law.  Read more...

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