David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Religious Ethics 8 (2):302 - 329 (1980)
Alan Donagan's systematization of traditional Hebrew-Christian morality (in "The Theory of Morality") is presented in some detail, and it is shown that this provides a fruitful framework for a discussion of the morality of capital punishment. The strengths of Donagan's theory are indicated by comparing it with chief alternatives, both secular (Section II) and religious (Section IV). Finally, a policy proposal is offered for structuring a re-consideration of the morality of capital punishment in contemporary circumstances, given both the strengths of Donagan's framework and the residual difficulties in employing it to deal with the issue.
|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
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Alan Donagan (1994). The Philosophical Papers of Alan Donagan. University of Chicago Press.
Terrance C. McConnell (1981). Moral Absolutism and the Problem of Hard Cases. Journal of Religious Ethics 9 (2):286-297.
P. A. Woodward (2009). The Justification of Noncombatant Casualties in Wartime. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 23 (1):151-161.
Alan Donagan (1999). Reflections on Philosophy and Religion. Oxford University Press.
Alan Donagan (1977). The Theory of Morality. University of Chicago Press.
Bryan G. Wiebe (2000). Unavoidable Blameworthiness. Journal of Philosophical Research 25:275-283.
Roger Wertheimer (1983). Review of Alan Donagan, The Theory of Morality. [REVIEW] Noûs (May):303-08.
Michael L. McClain (1978). "The Theory of Morality," by Alan Donagan. Modern Schoolman 55 (4):420-421.
Newton Garver (1980). Book Review:The Theory of Morality. Alan Donagan. [REVIEW] Ethics 90 (2):301-.
L. W. Sumner (1979). Critical Notice of Alan Donagan, The Theory of Morality. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 9 (1):185-194.
John Arthur Passmore (1997). Book Review:The Philosophical Papers of Alan Donagan. Alan Donagan, J. E. Malpas. [REVIEW] Ethics 107 (4):759-.
Alan Donagan (1974). Whewell's Elements of Morality. Journal of Philosophy 71 (19):724-736.
Robert Hanna (1997). Donagan, Alan. The Philosophical Papers of Alan Donagan. Review of Metaphysics 50 (4):879-882.
Thom Brooks (2004). Retributivist Arguments Against Capital Punishment. Journal of Social Philosophy 35 (2):188–197.
Added to index2011-05-29
Total downloads3 ( #515,205 of 1,780,746 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #290,888 of 1,780,746 )
How can I increase my downloads?