Plato’s Conception of Punitive Justice
- Marek Piechowiak
The analysis demonstrates that for Plato the principal aim of punishment is not the defence of values acknowledged by the legal system, but the good of the individual – his personal development, which is, first of all, moral development, consisting of the attainment of the greatest – situated on the level of existence – excellence of the subject, which is the virtue of justice, an inner unity based on inner regularity, order, harmony and straightness. Attainment of the virtue of justice is likewise the attainment of happiness. In principle, punishment ought to be adapted and proportionate not to the act committed, but to the state of the subject, the state of his soul. It should be appropriate medicine, returning health to the soul, restoring inner order, harmony and straightness.
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- Incampo Antonio, Antonio Incampo Żełaniec Wojciech Wojciech Żełaniec (eds.): Universality of Punishment, 2015, Bari, Cacucci Editore, 342 p., ISBN 9788866114475
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- publication date: 17-10-2015
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