The Norm Shift Theory of Punishment.
|dc.identifier.citation||The Norm Shift Theory of Punishment, 132 Ethics 478 (Jan2022).||en_US|
|dc.description.abstract||The philosophy of punishment’s focus on the question of justification has left the question of definition neglected. This article explains why there is a need for necessary and sufficient conditions for punishment and offers a new account. Under the theory proposed, to inflict a punishment is to make fewer things permissible for another to do. Since not every such restriction is punishment, an account is offered of the additional conditions needing to be met. One implication of the resulting theory is that some prominent cases in which the question of definition needed to be answered were wrongly decided.||en_US|
|dc.title||The Norm Shift Theory of Punishment.||en_US|