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Responsibility and Punishment

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J. Angelo CorlettDepartment of Philosophy, San Diego State University, California, USA

ISBN13: 9780792371670
ISBN: 0792371674
Published: September 2001
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

This volume presents a defense of retributivism against several long-standing criticisms. In the end, a viable version of retributivism emerges as one which withstands more criticism than competing theories of responsibility and punishment. Extending the problem of wrongdoing to collectives and compensation, Corlett explores the matter of reparations for past wrongs in the case of the crimes committed against Native Americans by the United States Government. He delves deeply into particular concerns with retributivism, responsibility, and certain areas of compensation. Academicians and professionals in ethics, moral, social, political, and legal philosophy are likely to benefit from this analytical treatment of responsibility and punishment.

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1. Introduction.
2. The Problem of Responsibility.
3. The Problem of Punishment.
4. Foundations of a Kantian Retributivism.
5. Assessing Retributivism.
6. Gorgiveness, Mercy, and Retributivism.
7. The Problem of Collective Responsibility.
8. Corporate Responsibility and Punishment.
9. Collective Wrongdoing, Reparations, and Native Americans.
10. Conclusion. List of Sources. Index.