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The Resource The philosophy of punishment and the history of political thought, edited by Peter Karl Koritansky

The philosophy of punishment and the history of political thought, edited by Peter Karl Koritansky

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The philosophy of punishment and the history of political thought
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The philosophy of punishment and the history of political thought
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edited by Peter Karl Koritansky
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Language
eng
Summary
"What does the institution of punishment look like in an ideal political system? Is punishment merely an exercise of violence of the strong against the weak? And what does the phenomenon of revealed religion add to the understanding of punishment? These are some of the many questions contemplated in The Philosophy of Punishment and the History of Political Thought, which provides a provocative exploration of the contributions of nine major thinkers and traditions regarding the question of punitive justice. For the last half century, the philosophical debates over punishment have been deadlocked at two schools of thought: Utilitarianism and Retributivism. In his introduction, Koritansky provides an overview of the stymied debate by analyzing H. L. A. Hart{u2019}s argument for a philosophy unifying the theories of Utilitarianism and Retributivism. While Koritansky allows that both theories have contributed substantially to the contemporary understanding of punishment, he points out that Hart{u2019}s lack of success in combining these theories proves that both are less than ideal. From this starting point, Koritansky urges transcendence from these two theories in order to respond to new developments and circumstances surrounding the enactment of punishment today. Conveniently divided into three sections, the book explores pagan and Christian premodern thought; early modern thought, culminating in chapters on Kant and classic Utilitarianism; and postmodern thought as exemplified in the theories of Nietzsche and Foucault. In all, the essays probe the work of Plato, Saint Augustine, Saint Thomas Aquinas, Thomas Hobbes, Immanuel Kant, Cesere Beccaria, Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Michel Foucault. These essays devoted to the philosophy of punishment from the perspective of political thought delve deep into key contributions from thinkers of all eras to help further debates on punishment, provide the history of political thought in order to trace changes and effects on future theories, as well as expose the roots of the two prevailing schools of thought. This collection will engage all social scientists interested in the issue of punishment and energize the ongoing debate surrounding this complex issue."--Publishers website
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BTCTA
Index
index present
LC call number
K5103
LC item number
.P55 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1974-
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Koritansky, Peter Karl
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  • Punishment
  • Punishment
  • Political science
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The philosophy of punishment and the history of political thought, edited by Peter Karl Koritansky
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
The problem of punishment and the return to the history of political thought / Peter Karl Koritansky -- The limits of reform : punishment and reason in Plato's second-best city / V. Bradley Lewis -- Stoicism and punishment : social practices and human attitudes / Michael J. White -- Augustine on punishment and the mystery of human freedom / John von Heyking -- Christianity, punishment, and natural law : Thomas Aquinas' premodern retributivism / Peter Karl Koritansky -- Thomas Hobbes, punishment, and the limits of the social contract / John C. Koritansky -- Kant on the role of the retributive outlook in moral and political life / Arthur Shuster -- The principles of utilitarian penal law in Beccaria, Bentham, and J.S. Mill / James E. Crimmins -- Nietzsche's new naturalized conception of justice and punishment / Jeffrey Metzger -- Punishing some, disciplining all : Foucault and the techniques of political violence / Jeffrey Polet
Control code
711050976
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 223 pages
Isbn
9780826219442
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)711050976
Label
The philosophy of punishment and the history of political thought, edited by Peter Karl Koritansky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The problem of punishment and the return to the history of political thought / Peter Karl Koritansky -- The limits of reform : punishment and reason in Plato's second-best city / V. Bradley Lewis -- Stoicism and punishment : social practices and human attitudes / Michael J. White -- Augustine on punishment and the mystery of human freedom / John von Heyking -- Christianity, punishment, and natural law : Thomas Aquinas' premodern retributivism / Peter Karl Koritansky -- Thomas Hobbes, punishment, and the limits of the social contract / John C. Koritansky -- Kant on the role of the retributive outlook in moral and political life / Arthur Shuster -- The principles of utilitarian penal law in Beccaria, Bentham, and J.S. Mill / James E. Crimmins -- Nietzsche's new naturalized conception of justice and punishment / Jeffrey Metzger -- Punishing some, disciplining all : Foucault and the techniques of political violence / Jeffrey Polet
Control code
711050976
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 223 pages
Isbn
9780826219442
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)711050976

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