6 Question rephrased - might usefully prompt site users to consider the justification of state punishment
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Is it coherent for a government to punish a person for taking If we value free agency from another person by taking away their, how can punishment - the state's deprivation of a person's free agency in turn- be justified ?

Starting with the supposition that we want to allow humans free agency, insofar as it does not infringe upon the free agency of others, what punishments can a state impose that do not make themit guilty of the same infringement?

In other words, is it coherent for a government to punish a person "X" (who took away free agency from another person) by taking away person X's free agency?

In doing so, does this governmental action perpetrate the same offense?

Is it coherent for a government to punish a person for taking agency from another person by taking away their agency in turn?

Starting with the supposition that we want to allow humans agency, insofar as it does not infringe upon the agency of others, what punishments can a state impose that do not make them guilty of the same infringement?

In other words, is it coherent for a government to punish a person "X" (who took away agency from another person) by taking away person X's agency?

In doing so, does this governmental action perpetrate the same offense?

If we value free agency, how can punishment - the state's deprivation of a person's free agency - be justified ?

Starting with the supposition that we want to allow humans free agency, insofar as it does not infringe upon the free agency of others, what punishments can a state impose that do not make it guilty of the same infringement?

In other words, is it coherent for a government to punish a person "X" (who took away free agency from another person) by taking away person X's free agency?

In doing so, does this governmental action perpetrate the same offense?

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Agency vs. Agency of Others Is it coherent for a government to punish a person for taking agency from another person by taking away their agency in turn?

4 misconduct is misleading imo, and "a person X" is needed to clarify it's a new hypothetical and not referring to a pre-existing one
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Starting with the supposition that we want to allow humans agency, insofar as it does not infringe upon the agency of others, what punishments can a state impose that do not make them guilty of the same misconductinfringement?

In other words, is it coherent for a government to punish a person X"X" (who took away agency from another person Y) by taking away person X's agency?

In doing so, does this governmental action perpetrate the same offense?

Starting with the supposition that we want to allow humans agency, insofar as it does not infringe upon the agency of others, what punishments can a state impose that do not make them guilty of the same misconduct?

In other words, is it coherent for a government to punish person X (who took away agency from person Y) by taking away person X's agency?

In doing so, does this governmental action perpetrate the same offense?

Starting with the supposition that we want to allow humans agency, insofar as it does not infringe upon the agency of others, what punishments can a state impose that do not make them guilty of the same infringement?

In other words, is it coherent for a government to punish a person "X" (who took away agency from another person) by taking away person X's agency?

In doing so, does this governmental action perpetrate the same offense?

3 Improved word choice and punctuation. Restructured content.
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