Here are the questions we will discuss tonight:Justice and punishment
I want to examine the philosophical and political basis for the concept of punishment. In particular, I want to ask whether there is any moral basis for it from an individual and political perspective.
- What is the difference between punishment and vengeance?
- What is the difference and the relation, if any, between criminal punishment and discipline (for example, of children) ?
- What is the role of punishment in a judicial system?
- What is the relation of punishment to (a) incapacitation (b) deterrence (c) restoration (d) education/rehabilitation?
Some reading material: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punishmenthttp://forum.objectivismonline.net/index.php?showtopic=13415
(Don't forget - we meet just inside the store, by the cafe area.)
For more details, see the full listing:http://www.meetup.com/ExaminedLife/calendar/9204023/
When: December 18,[masked]:00 PM
Where: Half-Price Books
5803 E. Northwest Hwy.
Dallas, TX 75231
You can always get in touch with me through the "Contact Organizer" link on Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/ExaminedLife/suggestion/