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The Death Penalty In China: Policy, Practice, and Reform

Bin Liang and Hong Lu (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170079
eISBN:
9780231540810
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170079.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Featuring experts from Europe, Australia, Japan, China, and the United States, this collection of essays follows changes in the theory and policy of China’s death penalty from the Mao era (1949–1979) ... More


Death Penalties: Ethics, Politics, and the Unconscious of Sovereignty

Kelly Oliver

in Technologies of Life and Death: From Cloning to Capital Punishment

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251087
eISBN:
9780823253036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251087.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

I address the tense relationship between ethics and politics by looking at the case of Troy Davis, an allegedly innocent black man executed in Georgia in September 2011. I begin by analyzing the ways ... More


“A Country Worthy of Heroes”: The Old West and the New American Death Penalty

Daniel LaChance

in Executing Freedom: The Cultural Life of Capital Punishment in the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226066691
eISBN:
9780226066721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226066721.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

At the end of the twentieth century, frontier mythology played an integral role in the representation of capital punishment as a virtuous practice in two communities responsible for the largest ... More


Deadly Devices: Animals, Capital Punishment, and the Scope of Sovereignty

Kelly Oliver

in Technologies of Life and Death: From Cloning to Capital Punishment

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251087
eISBN:
9780823253036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251087.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Turning to capital punishment exercised on animals, along with Thomas Edison's experimentation on animals that led to the invention of the electric chair, I develop an alternative genealogy of man's ... More


Practical Applications

S. Adam Seagrave

in The Foundations of Natural Morality: On the Compatibility of Natural Rights and the Natural Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226123431
eISBN:
9780226123578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226123578.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter begins an application of the account of natural morality provided in preceding chapters to issues of contemporary political relevance, including universal health care, same-sex marriage ... More


Derrida’s Other Corpus

Michael Naas

in The End of the World and Other Teachable Moments: Jacques Derrida's Final Seminar

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263288
eISBN:
9780823266487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263288.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This introduction is about the work of Jacques Derrida and the more than seventy books he wrote. He was also widely known by his students for his interesting seminars which covered the entire history ... More


The Middle District and the War on Crime, 1968–1976

James M. Denham

in Fifty Years of Justice: A History of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060491
eISBN:
9780813050638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060491.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapters covers the federal government’s “War on Crime” as initiated by the Johnson and continued by the Nixon Administration. The chapter also introduces the Nixon-Ford appointments to the ... More


How (Not) to Do Things with Brain Images

Joseph Dumit

in Representation in Scientific Practice Revisited

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262525381
eISBN:
9780262319157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262525381.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The chapter examines the role of brain images and neuroscience arguments in a 2005 US Supreme Court case, Roper v. Simmons. The Court deliberated over whether the death penalty should be prohibited ... More


The U.S. Middle District of Florida, First Years, 1962–1968

James M. Denham

in Fifty Years of Justice: A History of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060491
eISBN:
9780813050638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060491.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter covers the U.S. Middle District of Florida from its creation when it was carved out of the U.S. Southern District of Florida in 1962 to 1968. The first judges, U.S. attorney, U.S. ... More


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