lcorbin at rawbw.com
Mon Mar 23 05:26:37 UTC 2009
> Some people reject retributive justice.
Indeed they do. I certainly reject it (except in unusual
cases). I don't think that anyone here supports it, unless
See for example this criticism of retributive justice from:
> "According to some theories of ethics, punishment (or proportional punishment) is evidently self-contradictory. Retributive punishment is unethical, these theories essentially claim, [because] 'two wrongs do not make a right... Some hold that the motive behind the Christian sanction for interpersonal relations ('turn the other cheek' before seeking retribution for a wrong), and the motive behind the sanctions for social magistrates (which include the application of retributive justice, e.g., 'just stonings'), conflict."
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