Punishment

Punishment

The Supposed Justifications Revisited

eBook - 2006
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Ted Honderich's Punishment is the best-known book on the justifications put forward for state punishment. This enlarged and developed edition brings his writing to a new audience. With new chapters on determinism and responsibility, plus a new conclusion, the book also remains true to its original realism about almost all talk of retribution and proportionality. Honderich investigates all the commonsensical notions of why and when punishment is morally necessary, engaging with the language of public debate by politicians and other public figures. Honderich then puts forward his own argument that punishment is legitimate when it is in accord with the principle of humanity.

Written in a clear, sharp style and seasoned with a dry wit, this is the most important work on the reasoning behind our penal systems. It is a pleasure to read for philosophers and non-philosophers alike.

Ted Honderich is Grote Professor Emeritus at University College London and author of numerous books on philosophy, including After the Terror (Edinburgh University Press, 2002), How Free Are You? (Oxford University Press, 2001), Terrorism for Humanity (Pluto Press, 2003) and Conservatism (Pluto Press, 2005). He is also the editor of the Oxford Companion to Philosophy.


Lightning Source, Inc. Ebooks
New edition of a classic work exploring the philosophical justifications for our penal system. 'A pleasure to read.' TLS

McMillan Palgrave
-- A classic book transformed by a philosopher at his strongest --Reviews of the first edition:'Painstaking, comprehensive and unimpassioned.' Anthony Kenny, New Statesman'Bold, tough, direct style ... a pleasure to read.' Mary Warnock, Times Literary

New edition of a classic work exploring the philosophical justifications for our penal system. 'A pleasure to read.' --TLS


Publisher: London ; Ann Arbor, MI : Pluto Press, 2006
Edition: Rev. ed
ISBN: 9781849644822
1849644829
9781435660755
1435660757
9780745321325
0745321321
0745321313
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 249 pages)

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