The Philosophy of Punishment

The Philosophy of Punishment

by Anthony Ellis


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The Philosophy of Punishment by Anthony Ellis

This series originates in the Centre for Ethics, Philosophy and Public Affairs, University of St. Andrews and is under the general editorship of John Haldane. The series includes monographs, collections of essays and occasional anthologies of source material representing study in those areas of philosophy most relevant to topics of public importance, with the aim of advancing the contribution of philosophy in the discussion of these topics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781845402532
Publisher: Imprint Academic
Publication date: 06/12/2012
Series: St Andrews Studies in Philosophy and Public Affairs Series
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Anthony Ellis was Senior Lecturer in Moral Philosophy, and Chair of the Moral Philosophy Department in the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, before becoming Professor of Philosophy in Virginia Commonwealth University. He was also co-founder and first Academic Director of the Centre for Philosophy and Public Affairs in St. Andrews. He has published articles in various areas of philosophy, and now works mainly in the Philosophy of Law. He is currently editor of the journal Analysis Reviews.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Theories of Punishment 14

Chapter 2 Simple Desert 38

Chapter 3 A Just Distribution 62

Chapter 4 Reform 78

Chapter 5 Denunciation 89

Chapter 6 Condemnation, Penance, and Reconciliation 113

Chapter 7 Externalist Theories and Self-Defence 130

Chapter 8 Externalism: Incapacitation and Deterence 150

Chapter 9 The Deterrence Theory: Ends and Means 161

Chapter 10 The Deterrence Theory: The Limits of Punishment 182

Bibliography 209

Index 222

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