Kantian and Utilitarian Ethics on Capital Punishment

Mfonobong David Udoudom, Ushie Abel Idagu, Leonard Nwoye

Abstract


It is an incontrovertible fact that most societies in the world agrees that if an individual violates the laws, he shall be penalized.  However, the variations appear when it involves what reasonably punishment ought to be applied, particularly for major crimes like murder. Death penalty, which additionally referred to as capital punishment or execution, is one amongst these variations that have caused several debates and arguments between its supporters and opponents. Today, several countries are attempting to seek out different sanctions for major crimes like life imprisonment rather than capital punishment. This paper tries to look at the idea of capital punishment from Kantian and Utilitarian ethics perspectives.


Keywords


Ethics, Kantian, Utilitarian, Capital Punishment



DOI: https://doi.org/10.11634/216825851504940

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