[ExI] insanity plea

Anders Sandberg anders at aleph.se
Wed Feb 27 21:05:24 UTC 2013

On 27/02/2013 17:26, John Clark wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 26, 2013  Anders Sandberg <anders at aleph.se 
> <mailto:anders at aleph.se>> wrote:
>     > The point of punishment is manifold.
> I profoundly disagree. The only legitimate point of punishment is to 
> prevent the person from performing the same evil act again and to 
> deter others from doing something similar. I don't deny that there can 
> be other reasons, like everyone else I am not completely free from 
> sadistic thoughts that come from the reptilian parts of my brain, but 
> I am not proud of such impulses and will not defend them.

Well, you profoundly disagree with nearly everybody else. Fine, but 
don't expect the justice system to work like you think it should do.

Anders Sandberg,
Future of Humanity Institute
Philosophy Faculty of Oxford University

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