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Justice and Punishment: The Rationale of Coercion

Justice and Punishment: The Rationale of Coercion

by Matt Matravers
     
 

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This book aims to answer the question of why, and by what right, some people punish others. With a groundbreaking new theory, Matravers argues that the justification of punishment must be embedded in a larger political and moral theory. He also uses the problem of punishment to undermine contemporary accounts of justice.

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This book aims to answer the question of why, and by what right, some people punish others. With a groundbreaking new theory, Matravers argues that the justification of punishment must be embedded in a larger political and moral theory. He also uses the problem of punishment to undermine contemporary accounts of justice.

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"Matt Matravers has written a fine book...wide-ranging."—Ethics

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ISBN-13:
9780198295730
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
10/05/2000
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.20(d)

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