Thomas Hobbes and the philosophy of punishment

Law and Philosophy 3 (2):299 - 320 (1984)
In this article I argue for a full appraisal of Hobbes's theory of punishment which takes account of its divergent and contradictory aspects. Examining his theory within the general context of his position in Leviathan, it is possible to see its centrality for the subsequent development of the modern philosophy of punishment. From this point of view, it is also possible to pinpoint the source of a central weakness in the retributive theory of punishment.
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DOI 10.1007/BF00144330
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