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Responsibility and Punishment presents a clear-headed 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 wrong doing 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. No other philosophical work on responsibility and punishment exhibits this breadth of scope, as it 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. 'This is an excellent book. Corlett explores both foundational issues pertaining to free will, moral responsibility, retribution, and mercy and also the more ""applied"" issues relating to punishment. His scope is extraordinarily wide, and the combination of theoretical and applied analysis is distinctive and admirable.