Godwin, Proudhon and the Anarchist Justification of Punishment

@article{Ritter1975GodwinPA,
  title={Godwin, Proudhon and the Anarchist Justification of Punishment},
  author={Alan Ritter},
  journal={Political Theory},
  year={1975},
  volume={3},
  pages={69 - 87}
}
  • Alan Ritter
  • Published 1 February 1975
  • Law
  • Political Theory
rity against crime, hoping it will control misconduct througli retribution, deterrence, or reform. Anarchists are commonly regarded as an exception, on the ground that they forbid the use of punishment in their good society. They are thought to envisage life in a state of anarchy as so spontaneously peaceful that no punishment is needed to control sporadic misbehavior. One purpose of this paper is t o show the inaccuracy of this common view. Two of the most sophisticated anarchists, Williani… 
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