This aspect of Kant's theory has been emphasized by other retributivists who oppose what are called humanitarian theories of punishment. A humanitarian theory is a variation of utilitarian theory that advocates therapy and treatment, not punishment. Karl Menninger, whose views we considered in chapter two, gives such a theory. For Menninger.
Why does Kant object to Utilitarian justifications of punishment? Do you agree with Kant’s objection? Explain your answer. In this essay, the utilitarian justification of punishment will briefly go through first. Then Kant’s objection to the utilitarian justification of punishment will be explained in the second part. In this part, Kant’s.