Coverart for item
The Resource Punishment and the history of political philosophy : from classical republicanism to the crisis of modern criminal justice, Arthur Shuster

Punishment and the history of political philosophy : from classical republicanism to the crisis of modern criminal justice, Arthur Shuster

Label
Punishment and the history of political philosophy : from classical republicanism to the crisis of modern criminal justice
Title
Punishment and the history of political philosophy
Title remainder
from classical republicanism to the crisis of modern criminal justice
Statement of responsibility
Arthur Shuster
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Contemporary philosophy still lacks a satisfying theory of punishment, one that adequately addresses our basic moral concerns. Yet, as the crisis of incarceration in the United States and elsewhere shows, the need for a deeper understanding of punishment's purpose has never been greater. In Punishment and the History of Political Philosophy, Arthur Shuster offers an insightful study of punishment in the works of Plato, Hobbes, Montesquieu, Beccaria, Kant, and Foucault. Through careful interpretation of their key texts, he argues that continuing tensions over retribution's role in punishment reflect the shift in political philosophy from classical republicanism to modern notions of individual natural rights and the social contract. This book will be vital reading for political theorists, philosophers, criminologists, and legal scholars looking for a new perspective on the moral challenges faced by the modern criminal justice system.--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shuster, Arthur
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Punishment
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Punishment
  • Punishment
Label
Punishment and the history of political philosophy : from classical republicanism to the crisis of modern criminal justice, Arthur Shuster
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-180)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • The problem of punishment and the limits of reform in Plato's laws
  • Modern natural right and punishment in Hobbes's Leviathan
  • Liberalizing the criminal law : Montesquieu and Beccaria
  • Retribution and individual autonomy in Kant's Rechtslehre
  • Foucault and the crisis of modern criminal justice
  • Conclusion:
  • Punishment and liberalism
Control code
FIEb17816956
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
180 pages
Isbn
9781442647282
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)925399363
Label
Punishment and the history of political philosophy : from classical republicanism to the crisis of modern criminal justice, Arthur Shuster
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-180)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • The problem of punishment and the limits of reform in Plato's laws
  • Modern natural right and punishment in Hobbes's Leviathan
  • Liberalizing the criminal law : Montesquieu and Beccaria
  • Retribution and individual autonomy in Kant's Rechtslehre
  • Foucault and the crisis of modern criminal justice
  • Conclusion:
  • Punishment and liberalism
Control code
FIEb17816956
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
180 pages
Isbn
9781442647282
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)925399363

Library Locations

    • Badia FiesolanaBorrow it
      Via dei Roccettini 9, San Domenico di Fiesole, 50014, IT
      43.803074 11.283055
Processing Feedback ...