Thomas Aquinas and the Philosophy of Punishment

Author: Peter Karl Koritansky
Publisher: CUA Press
ISBN: 9780813218830
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Philosophy

Thomas Aquinas and the Philosophy of Punishment explores how Aquinas's understandings of natural law and the common good apply to the contemporary philosophical discussion of punitive justice.

The Philosophy of Punishment and the History of Political Thought

Author: Peter Karl Koritansky
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 9780826219442
Release Date: 2011-12-30
Genre: Philosophy

"Conveniently divided into three sections, the book explores pagan and Christian pre-modern thought; early modern thought, culminating in chapters on Kant and classic Utilitarianism; and postmodern thought as exemplified in the theories of Nietzsche and Foucault. In all, the essays probe the work of Plato, Saint Augustine, Saint Thomas Aquinas, Thomas Hobbes, Immanuel Kant, Cesere Beccaria, Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Michel Foucault.

Philosophical Perspectives on Punishment

Author: Gertrude Ezorsky
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0873952138
Release Date: 1973
Genre: Philosophy

“Punishment,” writes J. E. McTaggart, “ is pain and to inflict pain on any person obviously [requires] justification.” But if the need to justify punishment is obvious, the manner of doing so is not. Philosophers have developed an array of diverse, often conflicting arguments to justify punitive institutions. Gertrude Ezorsky introduces this source book of significant historical and contemporary philosophical writings on problems of punishment with her own article, “The Ethics of Punishment.” She brings together systematically the important papers and relevant studies from psychology, law, and literature, and organizes them under five subtopics: concepts of punishment, the justification of punishment, strict liability, the death penalty, and alternatives to punishment. Under these general headings forty-two papers are presented to give philosophical perspectives on punishment. Included are many (e.g., John Stuart Mill’s defense of capital punishment) not generally available. This book brings together in a single volume the views of such diverse writers as Plato, St. Thomas Aquinas, Samuel Butler, Karl Marx, and Lady Barbara Wooten. Others are J. Andenaes, K. G. Armstrong, John Austin, Kurt Baier, Jeremy Bentham, F. H. Bradley, Richard Brandt, Clarence Darrow, A. C. Ewing, Joel Feinberg, “The Hon. Mr. Gilpin,” H. L. A. Hart, G. W. F. Hegel, Thomas Hobbs, Immanuel Kant, J. D. Mabbott, H. J. McCloskey, J. E. McTaggart, R. Martinson, G. E. Moore, Herbert Morris, Anthony Quinton, D. Daiches Raphael, H. Rashdall, John Rawls, W. D. Ross, Royal Commission on Capital Punishment Report 1949–53, George Bernard Shaw, T. L. S. Sprigge, and R. Wasserstrom.

Geschichte der Mittelalterlichen Philosophie Classic Reprint

Author: Maurice De Wulf
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 066655420X
Release Date: 2018-02-28
Genre: Philosophy

Excerpt from Geschichte der Mittelalterlichen Philosophie Zu danken habe ich auch jenen, welche die früheren Auflagen mit Anerkennung bedachten. Vor allem aber habe ich getrachtet, aus ihren Kritiken Vorteil zu ziehen und ich habe es mir zur Pflicht gemacht, das, was ich ihnen verdanke, anzuerkennen. Jedem, der mir Ungenauigkeiten, Auslassungen oder Irrtümer in der gegenwärtigen Auflage angeben wird werde ich für seine Dienste zu Dank verpflichtet sein. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Philosophical Perspectives on Punishment Second Edition

Author: Gertrude Ezorsky
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9781438458571
Release Date: 2015-11-20
Genre: Philosophy

Historical and contemporary philosophical writings on punishment. Bringing together classic and contemporary texts, this collection considers general philosophical concepts about and justifications for punishment, along with particular issues such as the death penalty and possible alternatives to punishment. New to the second edition are sections on prison labor, solitary confinement, and issues relating to the punishment of people of color, women, and the poor. Drawing from philosophy, law, literature, and activism, Gertrude Ezorsky provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the philosophical issues underlying and growing out of punishment.

Aquinas in the courtroom

Author: Charles P. Nemeth
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: UOM:39076002420789
Release Date: 2001-07-30
Genre: Drama

Outlines and discusses St. Thomas Aquinas's insights into legal reasoning and judgments, and the nature and role of judges and lawyers.

On Evil

Author: Thomas Aquinas
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195357922
Release Date: 2003-03-20
Genre: Religion

The De Malo represents some of Aquinas' most mature thinking on goodness, badness, and human agency. In it he examines the full range of questions associated with evil: its origin, its nature, its relation to good, and its compatibility with the existence of an omnipotent, benevolent God. This edition offers Richard Regan's new, clear readable English translation, based on the Leonine Commission's authoritative edition of the Latin text. Brian Davies has provided an extensive introduction and notes. (Please note: this edition does not include the Latin text).

A Treatise of Legal Philosophy and General Jurisprudence

Author: Michael Lobban
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402049501
Release Date: 2007-01-24
Genre: Law

This comprehensive treatment of legal philosophy and general jurisprudence is designed for jurists as well as legal and practical philosophers. The treatise is presented in two sections: The 5-volume Theoretical part (2005) covers topics of contemporary debate; The 6-volume Historical part (2006-2007) traces the development of legal thought from ancient Greece through the twentieth century. This release incorporates Vol. 6: A History of the Philosophy of Law from the Ancient Greeks to the Scholastics; Vol. 7: The Jurists' Philosophy of Law from Rome to the Seventeenth Century; and Vol 8: A History of the Philosophy of Law in the Common Law World, 1600-1900.

Aquinas Political Writings

Author: Thomas Aquinas
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521375959
Release Date: 2002-10-24
Genre: History

A major addition to the Cambridge Texts series of writings by Thomas Aquinas (1225 74)."

Western Creed Western Identity

Author: Jude P. Dougherty
Publisher: CUA Press
ISBN: 0813209757
Release Date: 2000-11-01
Genre: Philosophy

In Western Creed, Western Identity, Jude P. Dougherty investigates the classical roots of Western culture and its religious sources in an effort to define its underlying intellectual and spiritual commitments.