[SydPhil] Notification: Preston Green @ Thu 4 Oct 2018 15:00 - 16:30 (AEST) (Current Projects)

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Title: Preston Green
The Real Problem with Prepunishment

Postpunishment legal systems convict people of crimes that they have  
committed, while prepunishment legal systems convict people of crimes that  
they will or would commit. This paper debunks two assumptions in the  
philosophical literature: 1) that prepunishment exists only in science  
fiction, and 2) that prepunishment is unproblematic for deterrence  
theorists. First, I show that the differences between the actual world and  
hypothetical cases of prepunishment — even those presented in Philip K.  
Dick’s “Minority Report” — are nothing but smoke and mirrors. In fact,  
there is no morally relevant difference between what happens in “Minority  
Report” and what often happens in the real-world punishment of “attempt”  
offenses. Therefore, if prepunishment is morally wrong, as  
non-consequentialist moral philosophers have argued, then vast reforms to  
current legal theory are required. Second, I reveal severe problems with  
prepunishment that stem from purely consequentialist considerations. Most  
importantly for deterrence theorists, prepunishment systems have no  
deterrent power. These conclusions call for changes in our thinking about  
both the philosophical importance and moral status of prepunishment.
When: Thu 4 Oct 2018 15:00 – 16:30 Eastern Australia Time - Sydney
Calendar: Current Projects
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