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  • Section Deals With People
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    The reading by Johnson starts out with a married lady by the name of Katherine Watkins complaining of rape by a black slave. Throughout the remainder of this section, depositions are given by other black slaves and people who claim to have witnessed the occurrence. Most of the accounts indicate that Mrs. Watkins seduced the slave into a sexual act and then blamed it on him in order to stay out of the trouble that her Quaker husband's beliefs would have brought on her. The other section in this b...
  • Public Punishment Of Hester Prynne
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    The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne expresses the aspects of relationships, religion, community, discipline and punishment in the puritan community of 17th century Boston. Relationships between men and women were very constrained and that is what made adultery such a bad sin in the eyes of everyone in the community. Religion seemed to govern over all, people would look up to reverends and the community believed that fate was their destiny. Public discipline and punishment were used to disc...
  • Justice And The Nature Of Moral Community
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    The Two Different Cases Regarding Capital Punishment Maria Hall English 112 Thesis: In principle a case can be made on moral grounds both supporting and opposing capital punishment. Two different cases can be made. One is based on justice and the nature of amoral community. This leads to a defense of capital punishment. The second is based on love and the nature of an ideal spiritual community. This leads to a rejection of capital punishment. JUSTICE AND THE NATURE OF MORAL COMMUNITY central pri...
  • Justice And The Nature Of Moral Community
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    Many people think that if someone takes ones life then their own life should be taken, others say that people make mistakes, one more serious than another, and God has taught us to forgive In principle a case can be made on moral grounds supporting capital punishment. Compelling arguments against capital punishment can be made on the basis of its actual administration in our society. Two different cases, one is based on justice and the nature of moral community, which leads to a defense of capit...
  • Capital Punishment
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    A strong case can be made in principle for and against capital punishment. The argument in favor is based on justice and the nature of a moral community, which requires that each person respect the life and liberty of others. Those who commit vicious crimes destroy the basis on which a moral community rests and forfeit their rights to citizenship and even to life itself. The argument against is based on love and the nature of an ideal community in which forgiveness and the hope for redemption ar...

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