On the Possibility of Kantian Retributivism

@article{Landa2009OnTP,
  title={On the Possibility of Kantian Retributivism},
  author={Dimitri Landa},
  journal={Utilitas},
  year={2009},
  volume={21},
  pages={276 - 296}
}
One of the most potent motivations for retributivist approaches to punishment has been their apparent connection to an ethical background shaped by the Kantian notion of morally autonomous and rational human agency. The present article challenges the plausibility of this connection. I argue that retributivism subverts, rather than embodies, the normative consequences of moral autonomy, justifying a social practice that conflicts with the considered judgments that the proper recognition of moral… Expand

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