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Collective punishment and public policy


In this paper I shall discuss various philosophical theories of collective punishment: marxian annihilism, metaphysical collectivism and methodological individualism. After refuting metaphysical collectivism and its modified version, I defend a modification of methodological individualism.

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J. Angelo Corlett has written on a wide variety of philosophical topics. His work appears in journals such asTheory and Decision, Theoria, Journal of Business Ethics, American Psychologist, Social Epistemology, andNew Ideas in Psychology. His main areas of research include ethics, social and political philosophy, and epistemology. He is currently working on a book concerning collective rights, responsibility, and punishment.

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Corlett, J.A. Collective punishment and public policy. J Bus Ethics 11, 207–216 (1992).

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