In the second edition of An Eye for an Eye? Stephen Nathanson evaluates arguments for and against the death penalty, and ultimately defends an abolitionist position to the controversial practice, including arguments that show how and why the death penalty is inconsistent with respect for life and a commitment to justice. A timely new postscript and an updated bibliography accompany the volume.
Stephen Nathanson is professor of philosophy at Northeastern University and the author of Economic Justice and Should We Consent to Be Governed? In addition to his extensive writings on the death penalty, many of which have been anthologized, Nathanson has also written on patriotism and economic justice.