Lecture: Erin Kelly on the Failure of Retributive Justice

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (ET)
SMITH Rehm Lib
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Lecture - Speaker
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Danielle Kane
3748
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McFarland Ctr. for Religion, Ethics and Culture
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https://events.holycross.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=11162

Erin Kelly, professor of philosophy at Tufts University and author of “The Limits of Blame: Rethinking Punishment and Responsibility” (Harvard University Press, 2018), explains how retributive justice exaggerates the moral meaning of criminal guilt, normalizes excessive punishment, and distracts from shared responsibility for social injustice.
 
Categories: Philosophy,McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture


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