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Locke on the Death Penalty

A. John Simmons

University of Virginia

February 16, 2009

Brian Calvert has offered us a clear and careful analysis of Locke's views on punishment and capital punishment. The primary goal of his paper - that of correcting the misperception of Locke as a wholehearted proponent of capital punishment for a wide range of offenses - must be allowed to be both laudable and largely achieved in his discussion. But Calvert's analysis also encourages, I think, a number of serious misunderstandings of Locke's true position.

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Date posted: February 18, 2009  

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Simmons, A. John, Locke on the Death Penalty (February 16, 2009). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1344457 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1344457

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