Thadeu Weber
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul
Italo Alves
Loyola University, Chicago
In this paper, we attempt to reconstruct Hegel’s theory of punishment through its development on the levels of abstract right and civil society, incorporating to the latter the concepts of contingency and arbitrariness. We demonstrate how the unjust is anulled and how right is restored under a retributive foundation of the penalty. We approach the issue of the death penalty and conclude that a retibutivist argument is insufficient to serve as its foundation.
Keywords Punishment  Justice  Retributivism  Death Penalty  Hegel
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