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This collection of contemporary essays by a group of well-known philosophers and legal theorists covers various topics in the philosophy of law, focusing on issues concerning liability in contract, tort, and criminal law. The book is divided into four sections. The first provides a conceptual overview of the issues at stake in a philosophical discussion of liability and responsibility. The second, third, and fourth sections present, in turn, more detailed explorations of the roles of notions of liability and responsibility in contracts, torts, and punishment. The collection not only presents some of the most challenging work being done in legal philosophy today, it also demonstrates the interdisciplinary character of the field of philosophy of law, with contributors taking into account recent developments in economics, political science, and rational choice theory. This thought-provoking volume will help to shed light on the underexplored ground that lies between law and morals.

Synopsis:

This collection of contemporary essays by a group of well-known philosophers and legal theorists covers various topics in the philosophy of law, focusing on issues concerning liability in contract, tort, and criminal law. The book is divided into four sections. The first provides a conceptual overview of the issues at stake in a philosophical discussion of liability and responsibility. The second, third, and fourth sections present, in turn, more detailed explorations of the roles of notions of liability and responsibility in contracts, torts, and punishment.

Synopsis:

This thought-provoking volume will help to shed light on the underexplored ground that lies between law and morals.

Table of Contents

Introduction R. G. Frey and Christopher W. Morris; Part I. Responsibility: Some Conceptual Problems: 1. Can responsibility be diminishes? Anthony Kenny; 2. Intention and side-effects John Finnis; 3. Attempting the impossible Alan R. White; Part II. Consent, Choice and Contracts: 4. Beyond foreseeability: consequential damages in the law of contract Richard A. Epstein; 5. Rights and remedies in a consent theory of contract Randy E. Barnett; 6. A bargaining theory approach to default provisions and disclosure rules in contract law Jules L. Coleman, Douglas D. Heckathorn and Steven M. Maser; Part III. Risk, Compensation and Torts: 7. Theories of compensation Robert E. Goodin; 8. Liberty, community and corrective justice Ernest J. Weinrib; 9. Risk, causation, and harm Glen O. Robinson; Part IV. Punishment: 10. Retributive hatred: an essay on criminal liability and the emotions Jeffrie G. Murphy; 11. A new theory of retribution Jean Hampton; 12. Punishment and self-defense George P. Fletcher.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521392167
Editor:
Frey, R. G.
Editor:
Morris, Christopher W.
Editor:
Postema, Gerald
Editor:
Frey, R. G.
Editor:
Morris, Christopher W.
Author:
Bowling Green State University
Author:
Morris, Christopher W.
Author:
Frey, R. G.
Author:
Postema, Gerald
Editor:
Postema, Gerald
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge England ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Law and ethics
Subject:
Law
Subject:
Liability (law)
Subject:
Law -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Liability
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Law--Philosophy Law--Philosophy
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series:
Studies in Environment and History
Series Volume:
9323
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
444
Dimensions:
9.00x6.00x1.13 in. 1.80 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This collection of contemporary essays by a group of well-known philosophers and legal theorists covers various topics in the philosophy of law, focusing on issues concerning liability in contract, tort, and criminal law. The book is divided into four sections. The first provides a conceptual overview of the issues at stake in a philosophical discussion of liability and responsibility. The second, third, and fourth sections present, in turn, more detailed explorations of the roles of notions of liability and responsibility in contracts, torts, and punishment.
"Synopsis" by , This thought-provoking volume will help to shed light on the underexplored ground that lies between law and morals.
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