ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Albert Camus on Capital Punishment

The Imperturbable Machine

A reading of Albert Camus' refl ections against the death penalty, this article is an intervention in the debate on the legitimacy of capital punishment. With an analysis of Camus' perception of human nature in relation to society and law, the author questions a state apparatus that allows for incidents like the sudden hanging of Ajmal Kasab, and the public demand to pass the death sentence on the rapists in the recent Delhi incident.

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