Wimpy Retributivism and the Promise of Moral Influence Theorists

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Wimpy retributivism finds reasons to refrain from giving the blameworthy and culpable what they deserve, even if it comes to very little. These reasons have to do with the moral hazards of being mistaken about when harsh treatment is justified. A moral influence theory can help supplement retributivist reasons with further consequentialist considerations and thereby keep these skeptical worries in check.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)510-525
Number of pages16
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy


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