Princeton University Library Catalog

Plato on Punishment

Author/​Artist:
Seitz, Steffen [Browse]
Format:
Senior thesis
Language:
English
Advisor(s):
Morison, Benjamin C. [Browse]
Department:
Princeton University. Department of Philosophy [Browse]
Certificate:
Princeton University. Program in Humanistic Studies [Browse]
Class year:
2017
Summary note:
This thesis attempts to articulate a Platonic theory of punishment. I analyze the moral psychologies given in the Protagoras and the Republic and derive theories of punishment from each. I conclude that any Platonic theory of punishment must be (1) offender-centric (2) focused on the disposition of the offender and (3) reformative.