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Hegel and the Unified Theory of Punishment

Brooks, Thom




This essay argues that Hegel defends a "unified" theory of punishment bringing together elements of retribution, deterrence and rehabilitation. This pluralist view of punishment has often been overlooked because commentators fail to appreciate the systematic nature of Hegel's arguments and justifications. Moreover, this view of Hegel appears in the work of British Idealists, such as TH Green.


Brooks, T. (2012). Hegel and the Unified Theory of Punishment. In T. Brooks (Ed.), Hegel's Philosophy of Right (103-123). Blackwell.

Publication Date 2012
Deposit Date Nov 21, 2012
Publisher Blackwell
Pages 103-123
Book Title Hegel's Philosophy of Right
Keywords politics, and Hegel's theory; Hegel's unified theory of punishment; Philosophy of Right; The Science of Logic; 'hybrid' theories of punishment; PR, and punishment; crime and its punishment; British Idealism;
Publisher URL 10.1002/9781444354256.ch4

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