Capital Punishment - Pro and Con Argumentative Essay by Top Papers

Capital Punishment - Pro and Con
A pro and con debate about capital punishment.
# 143955 | 750 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2009 in Hot Topics (Capital Punishment)

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This paper discusses two cases where individuals were convicted of murder and debates the ethical reasoning behind being a pro or con on the issue of capital punishment. The paper suggests ways in which deontological philosophy can be interpreted in some instances being for capital punishment and also times when it would be against. Thesis statement and conclusion argue that no ethical or moral thinker would applaud capital punishment, therefore nor would deontology.

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"Capital punishment can be defined as the legal action declared within a court of law that sentences a person to death. The morality behind such a decision, to essentially take another human's life, has long been a topic of considerable debate. As the deontological perspective is understood to mirror the Golden Rule, "do unto others as you would have them do unto you," an argument could effectively be made for either the pro or con side of capital punishment. On one hand, if the murdering perpetrator followed the Golden Rule, the defendant should have no problem if the state did unto him what he or she had done unto their victims. In direct contrast..."

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