David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Law and Philosophy 13 (4):493 - 524 (1994)
One prominent contemporary retributivist theory is built on the notion that crime yields an “unfair advantage” over law-abiding citizens which punishment removes or nullifies. Michael Davis has defended this theory by constructing a market model of “unfair advantage” that he contends answers critics' objections to the retributivist enterprise. I seek to demonstrate the inadequacy of Davis's approach, arguing in particular that the market model rests on an incoherent notion of “demand” and would not, even if coherent, link “unfair advantage” to the seriousness of crimes in any acceptable fashion. The salience of traditional objections to retributivism is thus unaffected by Davis's theory.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Michael Davis (2009). Punishment Theory's Golden Half Century: A Survey of Developments From (About) 1957 to 2007. [REVIEW] Journal of Ethics 13 (1):73 - 100.
Similar books and articles
Thomas Donaldson (2001). The Ethical Wealth of Nations. Journal of Business Ethics 31 (1):25 - 36.
Bonnie Steinbock & Ron McClamrock (1994). When Is Birth Unfair to the Child? Hastings Center Report 24 (6):15-21.
Ron McClamrock (1994). When Is Birth Unfair to the Child? Hastings Center Report 24 (6):15-21.
Charles Barton (2000). Getting Even Again. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 14 (1):129-142.
Stephen T. Davis (2000). The Rationality of Resurrection for Christians. Philo 3 (1):41-51.
Robert Mayer (2003). Payday Loans and Exploitation. Public Affairs Quarterly 17 (3):197--217.
Don E. Scheid (1995). Davis, Unfair Advantage Theory, and Criminal Desert. Law and Philosophy 14 (3/4):375 - 409.
Don E. Scheid (1990). Davis and the Unfair-Advantage Theory of Punishment: A Critique. Philosophical Topics 18 (1):143-170.
Michael Davis (1993). Criminal Desert and Unfair Advantage: What's the Connection? [REVIEW] Law and Philosophy 12 (2):133 - 156.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads15 ( #107,735 of 1,101,077 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #177,033 of 1,101,077 )
How can I increase my downloads?