GUILLOTINE. (From the book Reflexions sur la peine Capitale, a symposium by Arthur Koestler and Albert Camus, pub- lished by Calmann-Levy in ). Reflexions sur la guillotine. By Albert Camus. Edited by: Michal Rosenthal. Translation: Adina Kaplan. Customers who bought this item also bought. View more. Albert Camus was a writer and philosopher, who during his lifetime was called “ the conscience of the West” and awarded the In , Albert Camus wrote an essay Reflections on the Guillotine (Réflexions sur la Guillotine).

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Reflexions sur la guillotine

The process takes place completely separate from the convict and simply dismisses him as beyond salvation or remedy. Camus suggested that instead of effecting capital punishment as a cure for the problem the French government would do better to improve living conditions and prohibit alcohol which Pa claimed was directly linked and responsible for many of the murders which led to use of capital punishment in France.

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Series Collection Pluriel Subjects Capital punishment. In Camus’s father’s day the guillotine was still used to execute criminals in public but by the time Camus wrote his essay executions took place privately in prisons. In such civilizations Camus states that the death penalty was usually administered by the Church in order to deprive the convicted of the divine gift of life.


We were unable to find this edition in any bookshop we are able to search. Lists What are lists? Works by Albert Camus. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Camus also argued that the threat of death is insufficient to prevent people from committing crimes as death is the common fate shared by all, regardless of guilt.

Reflections on the Guillotine

Throughout the essay Camus expresses his own shock and disgust at the brutality of the guillotine. Share your thoughts with other customers. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Camus points out that in countries where the death penalty has already been abandoned crime has rfkexions risen.

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Without serving a purpose Camus argued that capital punishment is reduced to an act of revenge that only breeds further violence, fueled only by sadism and perpetuated by tradition. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Rflrxions online Borrow Buy Freely available Show 0 more links However, by doing so, the convicted would then face judgement and have the chance of atonement at the hands of God.


Camus states that he does not base his argument on sympathy for the convicted but on logical grounds and on proven statistics. Camus’s main point in his argument against capital punishment is its ineffectiveness.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use albetr Privacy Policy. Open to the public ; HV The convicted would then also always have the option of choosing death via suicide. Although Camus approved of conducting the executions in guillorine he argued that it removed the element of deterrence and rendered the death penalty as merely a means for the state to dispose of those whom it saw as irremediable.

These 2 locations in All: Although Camus huillotine the use of capital punishment today, he gives examples in the essay of how it may have been logical and appropriate in pious civilizations.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. The essay opens with a description of Camus’s father’s reaction to witnessing the execution of a convicted murderer. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

He explains this by arguing that the world has changed so that capital punishment no longer serves as shr deterrent that it may once have been. Notes Koestler’s contribution is an abridged translation of his Reflections on hanging. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.