1 month ago
I really like this idea but I have to ask, what is the highest state of empathy? Can it be scientifically determined? Can it be empirically observed? Is it objective?
1 month, 1 week ago
The implementation of this idea can be through genetic engineering. We could engineer every single human on earth to be 200% more empathetic in the future. Which would be the ultimate solution to all crime.
2 months, 2 weeks ago
Even if it's most just, it's not practical because you can't force someone to empathize with those harmed.
8 months, 1 week ago
I would rather feel empathy for someone whose family I have killed than many other things, e.g. life sentence, limbs burnt off, ...
8 months, 2 weeks ago
But this nature of punishment doesn't appear, at face value, to have the deterrent effect of the removal of liberty.
Being an effective deterrent is a key part of a good punishment.
1 year, 1 month ago
Giving criminals empathogens and having them face the effects they had on their victims, is a just punishment and could lead towards lower recidivism.