First Last Name Name of Instructor Course Date Critical thinking The death penalty for generations has always brought a lot of controversy concerning whether it's necessary when is it necessary and how it should be applied. Burton Leiser argues that the death penalty is necessary to avert some of the evils that he deems unpunishable by any other means. He argues that this form of punishment takes the dignity and worth of the offender into consideration as it acts as a form taking responsibility by the offender. As Leiser states most people refer to the eighth amendment with the against humanity. Hugo in response to my criticism might bring about the issue that there are no definite means of determining how effective the death penalty is as a deterrent against such crimes and bring up the latest crimes against humanity that have taken place despite implementation of the death penalty. He might conquer with my view on his analogy as it is rather difficult to control one's reflexes when one experiences an adrenaline rush resultant from great fear. Works Cited BIBLIOGRAPHY Bedau Hugo Adam. Death Penalty in America. 1998. Leiser Burton. "Capital Punishment and Retributive Justice." 2001. <http://philpapers.org/rec/LEICPA-2>. [...]
2. Critical Thinking Paper (20 points) – The writing assignment will consist of a paper (approximately 2 to 3 pages, typed, one-inch margins, double spaced, and 12 point font) examining the articles in the text by Burton Leister: The Death Penalty is Permissible and Hugo Adam Bedau: No, the Death Penalty is Not Morally Permissible. The assignment will be worth 20% of your final grade. The format of the paper will be as follows: A. 3 points - Briefly explain each author’s position on the issue. B. 3 points - Advance a criticism of one of the author’s positions. C. 3 points - Talk about what that author might say in reply to your criticism.