Revisiting the censure theory of punishment

Philosophia 37 (1):125-131 (2009)
This paper is a rejoinder to Thaddeus Metz’s article “Censure Theory Still Best Accounts for Punishment of the Guilty: Reply to Montague.” In his article, Metz attempts to answer objections to censure theory that I had raised previously. I argue in my rejoinder that Metz’s defense of censure theory remains seriously problematic despite what he says in his reply.
Keywords Censure theory of punishment  Intuition  Societal-defense
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DOI 10.1007/s11406-008-9161-5
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