Justification of Punishment
Compare Kant and the utilitarians on the justification of punishment. On the background of this comparison, explain your personal view on the issue.

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Utilitarianism’s approach to punishment is wholly in keeping with its moral standard. That is, the utilitarian is certainly not retributivist, i.e. the utilitarian is not interested in punishment as just desserts or an eye for an eye. Rather, for the utilitarian, punishment—as with all other choices—must bring about some net gain in happiness or utility; this is not possible for...

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