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Unequal Benefits and Burdens: A Critique of the Fair Play Justification

May 16, 2013


In his essay titled “Playing Fair With Punishment,” Richard Dagger presents a clean argument for societal fairness and balance, upon which he believes lies the justification for punishment. Dagger contends that rules and conventions are necessary to govern a society, as parameters for cooperation and fairness must be well defined. Maintaining a balance between benefits […]