Speech in Favor of Capital Punishment by John Stuart Mill audiobook

Speech in Favor of Capital Punishment

By John Stuart Mill
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    ISBN: 9781987101430

John Stuart Mill is regarded as one of the most influential thinkers of the Victorian Era. In this speech, he defends the practice of capital punishment. He states, “I defend this penalty, when confined to atrocious cases, on the very ground on which it is commonly attacked—on that of humanity to the criminal; as beyond comparison the least cruel mode in which it is possible adequately to deter from the crime.” Though written in the 1800s, Mill’s argument is still relevant in contemporary discussions of capital punishment.  

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John Stuart Mill is regarded as one of the most influential thinkers of the Victorian Era. In this speech, he defends the practice of capital punishment. He states, “I defend this penalty, when confined to atrocious cases, on the very ground on which it is commonly attacked—on that of humanity to the criminal; as beyond comparison the least cruel mode in which it is possible adequately to deter from the crime.” Though written in the 1800s, Mill’s argument is still relevant in contemporary discussions of capital punishment.  

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Author Bio: John Stuart Mill

Author Bio: John Stuart Mill

John Stuart Mill (1806–1873) is a celebrated English philosopher, economist, and civil servant. His works include texts in logic, epistemology, economics, social and political philosophy, ethics, metaphysics, religion, and current affairs.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Philosophy
Runtime: 0.45
Audience: Adult
Language: English