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    The Legitimacy of Capital Punishment in Hegel’s Philosophy of Right.Steven J. Heyman - 1996 - The Owl of Minerva 27 (2):175-180.
    At the end of the first part of the Philosophy of Right, Hegel outlines a retributivist theory of criminal punishment. According to this view, crime is an infringement of right, a negation which itself must be negated in order to establish the actuality of right. Crime is superseded through punishment, which inflicts on the criminal an injury that is equal in magnitude or “value” to the injury inflicted by the crime itself. Nothing in this account appears to foreclose the possibility (...)
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