Must Punishment Be Intended to Cause Suffering?
- Bill WringeAffiliated withDepartment of Philosophy, Bilkent University Email author
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It has recently been suggested that the fact that punishment involves an intention to cause suffering undermines expressive justifications of punishment. I argue that while punishment must involve harsh treatment, harsh treatment need not involve an intention to cause suffering. Expressivists should adopt this conception of harsh treatment.
KeywordsPunishment Expressive theories of punishment
- Must Punishment Be Intended to Cause Suffering?
Ethical Theory and Moral Practice
Volume 16, Issue 4 , pp 863-877
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- 1. Department of Philosophy, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey