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 Title: Amnesia and the Justification of Punishment Authors: McDougal, Austen Advisors: Rosen, Gideon Contributors: Harman, Gilbert Department: Philosophy Class Year: 2016 Abstract: My thesis considers whether someone should be punished less (or not at all) when she has complete memory loss of the relevant crime. Utilitarianism, rather than supporting our intuition that full punishment is somehow problematic in the case of the amnesiac, furnishes a solid defense of full punishment. Retributivism, on the other hand, does provide some reasons for mitigating punishment—namely, that the ideal goods of punishment can’t be fully achieved and that some potential evils of punishment arise in the case of the amnesiac. Extent: 61 pages URI: http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/dsp01fq977x230 Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses Language: en_US Appears in Collections: Philosophy, 1924-2016

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