For this week’s set of readings, two of the main theories we’ve discussed (=deontology and consequentialism) are major players in the debate about the ethics of capital punishment. How would/does each theory view the moral ‘landscape’ surrounding the death penalty? Be sure you refer and work through our readings on this issue. That is, on what morally relevant circumstances about capital punishment would each theory make its focus? Note: neither theory *type* has a definite yes or no to capital punishment: some deontologists think it’s moral and some immoral, and the same goes for consequentialists. Which theory, if either, does a better (moral plausible, correct, etc.) job in viewing and describing the morally relevant aspects of capital punishment. (Note: nothing here *requires* that you have any stance yourself on the morality of the death penalty–this question is pushing you to reflect on how those theories intersect with that topic in whatever ways you see that are relevant. Focus on that, and you’ll be golden.)

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