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Title: “Questa è la mia idea”. L’iconografia della giustizia secondo Beccaria
Authors: Effer, Tatiana
Keywords: Beccariaiconography of Justiceforced labordeath penaltyexecutioner
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Tatiana Effer, "'Questa è la mia idea'. L’iconografia della giustizia secondo Beccaria" in: "Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics (2020) XXII/2", EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, Trieste, 2020, pp. 669-694
Journal: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics 
The iconography of Justice, with scales and sword, was forged in the Middle Ages. Iusitia was first depicted among the theological and civil virtues, but subsequently became a protagonist and armed figure. By now we are used to her sword, which rises as a symbol of power. Beccaria has devised a different iconography of justice that invites to renew the penal system and to depose the sword. His thought-provoking idea could help to clarify his position regarding controversial issues, which have long been at the center of a thorough debate: how radical is his condemnation of death penalty, the ambiguity in the description of the executioner, the endorsement of forced labor and life imprisonment.
Type: Article
ISSN: 1825-5167
DOI: 10.13137/1825-5167/31028
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internazionale
Appears in Collections:Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics (2020) XXII/2

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