Journal of Social Philosophy 41 (2):185-193 (2010)

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From the article's conclusion: "This article does not challenge the coherence of retributive theory nor does it challenge the consistency of a retributive theorist who supports the death penalty. I have only argued that one cannot justify the death penalty simply by establishing the claim that wrongdoers deserve punishment which fits the crime. Unless one is willing to condone all sorts of barbaric punishments, then one must appeal to additional ethical considerations to establish which equivalent (or roughly equivalent or proportional) punishments are morally acceptable."
Keywords capital punishment  retributivism
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9833.2010.01486.x
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