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Author: Crispin Sartwell Narrator: Cliff Robertson Publisher: Knowledge Products Audio Length: Series:The Morality in Our Age Series Release Date: February 2006 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481542678

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Punishment involves authority and the exercise of power by one or more humans over another, usually to preserve order and security. But any understanding of punishment depends heavily on our interpretation of both authority and responsibility. What are the moral considerations involved in depriving others of their liberty or lives? Is the purpose of incarceration to rehabilitate, to deter, or simply to punish? And by what philosophy do we invest the state with such power?

The Morality in Our Age series examines the historical and philosophical background of today’s most pressing moral challenges. Here the realities of money, sex, power, and violence meet the ideals of responsibility, integrity, and moral well-being. Though a final “answer” is notoriously elusive in moral discussion, you’ll develop a much better insight into the forces and principles at play on today’s most serious moral issues, problems, and dilemmas.

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About the Author

Crispin Gallegher Sartwell is an American philosophy professor, journalist, and the author of several books. He received a BA from the University of Maryland, MA from Johns Hopkins University, and PhD from the University of Virginia. Currently a member of the faculty of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, he lives in rural Pennsylvania.

About the Narrator

Cliff Robertson is an Academy and Emmy Award–winning actor and a widely respected veteran of stage, film, and television. He is known also for his charitable efforts and his courageous stand in exposing the famous “Hollywoodgate” scandal.