What’s Wrong With Punishing Children?

Posted on September 3, 2015 by


Thought provoking piece by UCLA grad student Laura Gillespie.

What's Wrong?

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UCLA graduate student Laura Gillespie gave an intriguing talk on childhood punishment at this year’s Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress.  In it, she proposed a novel account that would justify the practice in at least some cases.  For those who were unable to attend her presentation, she has written a short piece for What’s Wrong? that introduces what she calls the Participant View of childhood punishment.  As always, comments are welcome.       

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