Philosopher, jurist and politician, Cesare Beccaria, used philosophy to carve out a domain of politics that undermined traditional understandings of justice
The Milanese philosopher, Cesare Beccaria, fought for more social justice and less criminal punishment, setting in motion a cultural revolution
The Milanese philosopher, Cesare Beccaria, fought for more social justice and less criminal punishment, setting in motion a cultural revolution
The first socialist : Well before Bentham and Nietzsche, who were both influenced by him, Italian philosopher Cesare Beccaria radically questioned the right of the state to imprison and execute its citizens ...
In the 18th Century Cesare Beccaria was already arguing against capital punishment... ⁦⁩ ⁦
The great Italian thinker Cesare Beccaria was arguing against capital punishment in the 18th Century. (We in the U.K. have just acquired a pro-capital-punishment Home Secretary in the 21st!) ⁦⁩ ⁦
The first socialist Well before Bentham, Cesare Beccaria radically questioned the right of the state to imprison and execute its citizens
“Beccaria’s little tract is the symbol of a philosophical movement that was bent on replacing entrenched forms of knowledge that were used by elites to preserve their privileges” - great, informative piece by ⁦⁩ ⁦
Cesare Beccaria’s radical ideas on crime and punishment ⁦⁩ ⁦
The modern idea that the punishment should fit the crime (the principle of proportionality) is grounded in social contract theory & developed by Cesare Beccaria: a crime is a breach of the social contract in a secular state, not a sin in a theocracy.
Cesare Beccaria’s radical ideas on crime and punishment – via
Humanism, 18th century style...
Cesare Beccaria’s radical ideas on crime and punishment – via