What Was Cesare Beccaria's Theory?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 27, 2020 8:29:21 PM ET

Cesare Beccaria theorized on free will, rational manner and manipulability; he believed that free will enables people to make their own choices, and that people have a rational manner that they apply toward decisions with the ultimate goal of achieving personal satisfaction. His treatise, "On Crimes and Punishments," and his theories in general are still discussed in modern times.