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Bedau, Hugo Adam

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Works: 87 works in 351 publications in 1 language and 22,503 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Editor, Compiler
Classifications: HV8699.U5, 364.660973
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Publications about Hugo Adam Bedau
Publications by Hugo Adam Bedau
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Most widely held works by Hugo Adam Bedau
The Death penalty in America by Hugo Adam Bedau( Book )
71 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 5,386 libraries worldwide
In The Death Penalty in America: Current Controversies, Hugo Adam Bedau, one of our preeminent scholars on the subject, provides a comprehensive sourcebook on the death penalty, making the process of informed consideration not only possible but fascinating as well. No mere revision of the third edition of The Death Penalty in America--which the New York Times praised as "the most complete, well-edited and comprehensive collection of readings on the pros and cons of the death penalty"--this volume brings together an entirely new selection of 40 essays and includes updated statistical and research data, recent Supreme Court decisions, and the best current contributions to the debate over capital punishment. From the status of the death penalty worldwide to current attitudes of Americans toward convicted killers, from legal arguments challenging the constitutionality of the death penalty to moral arguments enlisting the New Testament in support of it, from controversies over the role of race and class in the judicial system to proposals to televise executions, Bedau gathers readings that explore all the most compelling aspects of this most compelling issue
Debating the death penalty : should America have capital punishment? : the experts on both sides make their best case by Hugo Adam Bedau( Book )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 3,863 libraries worldwide
When news breaks that a convicted murderer, released from prison, has killed again, or that an innocent person has escaped the death chamber in light of new DNA evidence, arguments about capital punishment inevitably heat up. Few controversies continue to stir as much emotion as this one, and public confusion is often the result. This volume brings together seven experts -- judges, lawyers, prosecutors, and philosophers -- to debate the death penalty in a spirit of open inquiry and civil discussion. Here, as the contributors present their reasons for or against capital punishment, the multiple facets of the issue are revealed in clear and thought-provoking detail. Is the death penalty a viable deterrent to future crimes? Does the imposition of lesser penalties, such as life imprisonment, truly serve justice in cases of the worst offences? Does the legal system discriminate against poor or minority defendants? Is the possibility of executing innocent persons sufficient grounds for abolition? In confronting such questions and making their arguments, the contributors marshal an impressive array of evidence, both statistical and from their own experiences working on death penalty cases. The book also includes the text of Governor George Ryan's March 2002 speech in which Ryan explained why he had commuted the sentences of all prisoners on Illinois's death row. By representing the viewpoints of experts who face the vexing questions about capital punishment on a daily basis, Debating the Death Penalty makes a vital contribution to a more nuanced understanding of the moral and legal problems underlying this controversy
Civil disobedience in focus ( file )
28 editions published between 1969 and 2002 in English and held by 2,020 libraries worldwide
An assessment of the philosophical arguments on the issues surrounding civil disobedience. The contributions include classic essays from Rawls, Raz and Singer
Civil disobedience; theory and practice by Hugo Adam Bedau( Book )
27 editions published between 1969 and 1988 in English and held by 1,508 libraries worldwide
In spite of innocence : erroneous convictions in capital cases by Michael L Radelet( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 1,401 libraries worldwide
Few errors made by a government can compare with the horror of executing an innocent person. But the ordeal of victims of judicial error is not measured only by whether they are executed. This sobering book tells the personal stories of over 400 innocent Americans convicted of capital crimes. Some were actually executed; most suffered years of incarceration, many on death row. The volume confronts the reader with how easily safeguards against mistaken convictions can fail. In showing that ordinary citizens, in spite of their innocence, can become trapped in the machinery of justice - even sentenced to die - the authors deliver a strong indictment against capital punishment. Michael L. Radelet, Hugo Adam Bedau, and Constance E. Putnam recount in alarming detail the mistaken identities, perjured witnesses, overzealous prosecutions, and negligent police work that led to more than 400 people being erroneously convicted of capital or potentially capital crimes in this country between 1900 and 1991. The authors describe the arduous routes these defendants traveled to prove their innocence; they demonstrate how frequently luck played a crucial role in freeing an innocent defendant; and they show how, all too often, public officials remained indifferent to evidence that an innocent person had been sentenced to death. "Most Americans do not seriously distrust our criminal justice system or the efficiency and dedication of law enforcement officers," the authors acknowledge in their introduction. "At the same time we know that public servants are not infallible, and that honest errors and occasionally outright corruption do occur. How frequently in the past has the criminal justice system failed in a capital case to convict only the guilty? What explains these failures? How likely are they to happen in the future? How, if at all, can they be remedied or prevented?" Radelet, Bedau, and Putnam argue that there is no remedy, no way to eliminate the risk of failures, even in what is admittedly the world's best criminal justice system, except to abolish the death penalty
Death is different : studies in the morality, law, and politics of capital punishment by Hugo Adam Bedau( Book )
5 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,163 libraries worldwide
Making mortal choices three exercises in moral casuistry by Hugo Adam Bedau( file )
13 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,020 libraries worldwide
Bedau demonstrates the usefulness of 'casuistry' or 'the method of cases' in arriving at moral decisions. He examines well-known cases that compel us to consider questions about who ought to survive when not all can, and shows how we ought to reason
Victimless crimes; two sides of a controversy by Edwin M Schur( Book )
10 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 953 libraries worldwide
Current issues and enduring questions : a guide to critical thinking and argument, with readings by Sylvan Barnet( Book )
18 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 795 libraries worldwide
The unique collaborative effort of a distinguished interdisciplinary team, a professor of English and a professor of philosophy, Current Issues and Enduring Questions is a balanced and flexible book that provides the benefit of the authors' dual expertise in effective persuasive writing and rigorous critical thinking. Its comprehensive coverage of classic and contemporary approaches to argument includes Aristotle, Toulmin, and a range of alternative views, making it an extraordinarily versatile text. Readings on contemporary controversies (including the purpose of a college education, immigration, a peacetime draft, and obesity) and classic philosophical questions (such as, "How free is the will of the individual?") are sure to spark student interest and lively discussion and writing. Refined through seven widely adopted previous editions, it has been revised to address current student interests and trends in argument, research, and writing, and has been updated with compelling new topics and readings and more on analyzing visuals and presenting oral arguments. No other text and reader offers such an extensive resource for teaching argument
Justice and equality by Hugo Adam Bedau( Book )
6 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 784 libraries worldwide
Capital punishment in the United States ( Book )
3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 726 libraries worldwide
Critical thinking, reading, and writing : a brief guide to argument by Sylvan Barnet( Book )
13 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 665 libraries worldwide
Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing is a compact but complete guide to critical thinking and argumentation. Comprising the text portion of the widely adopted Current Issues and Enduring Questions, it draws on the authorsʹ dual expertise in effective persuasive writing and comprehensive rhetorical strategies to help students move from critical thinking to argumentative and researched writing
The courts, the Constitution, and capital punishment by Hugo Adam Bedau( Book )
8 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 544 libraries worldwide
Killing as punishment : reflections on the death penalty in America by Hugo Adam Bedau( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 495 libraries worldwide
"More than simply a collection of previously published articles, Killing as Punishment represents a unified, interdisciplinary inquiry into several major issues raised by the death penalty. The essays have been revised and updated to survey the current state of the death penalty against the background of the past half-century. Drawing on his encyclopedic knowledge of the field, Bedau addresses topics such as strong public support for the death penalty, wrongful convictions in capital cases, the disappearance of executive clemency, constitutional argument surrounding the Eighth Amendment, and procedural reforms under consideration that move toward abolition."--BOOK JACKET
Thinking and writing about philosophy by Hugo Adam Bedau( Book )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
With 16 readings by prominent philosophers and 8 examples of student writing, this concise guide discusses every stage of reading, analyzing, and responding to philosophical texts and arguments and offers thorough coverage of research and documentation
Current issues and enduring questions : methods and models of argument by Sylvan Barnet( Book )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
This is both a text and reader on argument. It covers methods of reading and writing arguments. As a reader it includes 85 argumentative selections. Is the collaborative effort of an English professor and philosophy professor
From critical thinking to argument : a portable guide by Sylvan Barnet( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
"From Critical Thinking to Argument is a very brief but thorough guide to critical thinking and argument. With only fifteen readings, this affordable guide can stand alone or complement an anthology. Comprising a condensed version of the text portion of the widely adopted Current Issues and Enduring Questions, it draws on the authors' dual expertise in effective persuasive writing and comprehensive rhetorical strategies to help students move from critical thinking to argumentative and researched writing. This versatile text features treatment of classic and modern approaches including Aristotelian, Toulmin, and Rogerian argument, as well as a new chapter on analyzing pop culture texts. Like other volumes in the Bedford/St Martin's popular series of Portable Anthologies and Portable Guides, From Critical Thinking to Argument offers the series' trademark combination of high quality and great value for teachers of writing and their cost-conscious students." --Publisher description
The case against the death penalty by Hugo Adam Bedau( Book )
15 editions published between 1973 and 1997 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
Miscarriages of justice in potentially capital cases by Hugo Adam Bedau( Book )
7 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Contemporary & classic arguments : a portable anthology by Sylvan Barnet( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
 
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Bedau, Hugo
Bedau, Hugo 1926-2012
Bedau, Hugo A. 1926-2012
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