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This paper traces the history of capital punishment and further discusses it from a philosophical perspective. Several issues are examined regarding the death penalty, including asking ourselves under which conditions the only just punishment for the crime is death. The author also argues that the death penalty should not be used for revenge.
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- Coope, Christopher Miles. "Death Sentences". Philosophy January, 2006; 81:315, p5-32.
- "The Hangman's Knot". The Christian Century. Feb 2007; 124:3, p5.
Cite this Research Paper:
Death Penalty (2007, August 17) Retrieved December 09, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/death-penalty-97454/
"Death Penalty" 17 August 2007. Web. 09 December. 2023. <https://www.academon.com/research-paper/death-penalty-97454/>