Prepunishment for compatibilists: A reply to Kearns

Analysis 68 (299):254–257 (2008)
I have argued recently that compatibilism cannot resist in a principled way the temptation to prepunish people, and that it thus emerges as a much more radical view than is typically presented and perceived; and is at odds with fundamental moral intuitions (Smilansky 2007a). Stephen Kearns (2008) has replied, arguing that ‘Smilansky has not shown that compatibilism cannot resist prepunishment. Prepunishment is so bizarre that it can be resisted by just about anybody’. I would like to examine his challenging arguments.
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The Time to Punish.Saul Smilansky - 1994 - Analysis 54 (1):50 - 53.
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