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Giuseppe Pelli

in Against the Death Penalty: Writings from the First Abolitionists-Giuseppe Pelli and Cesare Beccaria

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691209883
eISBN:
9780691211374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691209883.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter reviews the early and formative years of Giuseppe Bencivenni Pelli in a Tuscan, an imperial and a Roman Catholic context. It introduces the top officials with whom Giuseppe Pelli had to ... More


Argument of Against the Death Penalty

Giuseppe Pelli

in Against the Death Penalty: Writings from the First Abolitionists-Giuseppe Pelli and Cesare Beccaria

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691209883
eISBN:
9780691211374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691209883.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter outlines the different views and arguments of Giuseppe Pelli's unfinished dissertation of Against the Death Penalty. It provides an analysis of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Discourses 'on the ... More


Against the Death Penalty: Writings from the First Abolitionists-Giuseppe Pelli and Cesare Beccaria

Giuseppe Pelli

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691209883
eISBN:
9780691211374
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691209883.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In 1764, a Milanese aristocrat named Cesare Beccaria created a sensation when he published On Crimes and Punishments. At its centre is a rejection of the death penalty as excessive, unnecessary, and ... More


Introduction

Giuseppe Pelli

in Against the Death Penalty: Writings from the First Abolitionists-Giuseppe Pelli and Cesare Beccaria

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691209883
eISBN:
9780691211374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691209883.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This introductory chapter explores the two large collections of documents acquired from the archives of the Pelli-Fabbroni family in 1968–1969: the draft of an unfinished dissertation Against the ... More


Texts

Giuseppe Pelli

in Against the Death Penalty: Writings from the First Abolitionists-Giuseppe Pelli and Cesare Beccaria

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691209883
eISBN:
9780691211374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691209883.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter analyzes the texts and fragments of Giuseppe Pelli's dissertation on the death penalty. It discusses various meanings given to the word punishment which have created a great deal of ... More


Postscript: From Forced Labour to Penal Servitude

Giuseppe Pelli

in Against the Death Penalty: Writings from the First Abolitionists-Giuseppe Pelli and Cesare Beccaria

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691209883
eISBN:
9780691211374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691209883.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses the impact of Cesare Beccaria's work on philosophers, jurists, politicians and church leaders in Italy and abroad. The debates and controversies that it provoked concerned far ... More


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