Is it “impossible to will to be punished?” Exploring a consensual way out of the Kantian dilemma

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2017
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In the Metaphysics of Morals Kant wrote that “it is impossible to will to be punished”. The main goal of the present paper is to challenge this idea. In contemporary literature, a similar challenge was attempted by assigning a pivotal role to the notion of ‘consent’. Therefore, focused on these antecedents, what I will try to do in this paper is to determine whether the notion of consent is capable of playing any role whatsoever in a justificatory theory of punishment.
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Parmigiani, Matías. Is it “impossible to will to be punished?” Exploring a consensual way out of the Kantian dilemma. En: Revista de Estudios Kantianos: 60