"In Punishment and the History of Political Philosophy, Arthur Shuster offers an insightful study of punishment in the works of Plato, Hobbes, Montesquieu, Beccaria, Kant, and Foucault. Through careful interpretation of their key texts, he argues that continuing tensions over retribution's role in punishment reflect the shift in political philosophy from classical republicanism to modern notions of individual natural rights and the social contract."-- From publisher's website.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-180).
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction The problem of punishment and the limits of reform in Plato's Laws Modern natural right and punishment in Hobbes's Leviathan Liberalizing the criminal law : Montesquieu and Beccaria Retribution and individual autonomy in Kant's Rechtslehre Foucault and the crisis of modern criminal justice Conclusion: Punishment and liberalism.
K5103 .S585 2016
Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press,