Criminalization and the justification of the coercive state

    Aktivitet: Foredrag og mundtlige bidragKonferenceoplæg


    Normative theories of criminalization, such as the harm principle or legal moralism, are often defended independently of any particular normative theory of the state. In this presentation I shall argue that the plausibility of any given normative theory of criminalization depends upon the plausibility of a corresponding normative theory of the state. This is so because a fact about some conduct pro tanto justifies criminalizing that conduct only if that fact makes the criminalization of that conduct serve an aim, which the existence of a coercive state is pro tanto justified by serving.
    Periode3 mar. 2017
    BegivenhedstitelÅrsmøde i Dansk Filosofisk Selskab 2017
    PlaceringKøbenhavn NV, Danmark