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    Equality, Responsibility, and the Law (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Law) (Paperback) By (author) Arthur Ripstein, Series edited by Gerald J. Postema, Series edited by Jules L. Coleman, Series edited by Antony Duff, Series edited by David Lyons, Series edited by Neil MacCormick, Series edited by Stephen R. Munzer, Series edited by Philip Pettit, Series edited by Joseph Raz, Series edited by Jeremy Waldron

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    DescriptionThis book examines responsibility and luck as these issues arise in tort law, criminal law, and distributive justice. The central question is: whose bad luck is a particular piece of misfortune? Arthur Ripstein argues that there is a general set of principles to be found that clarifies responsibility in those cases where luck is most obviously an issue: accidents, mistakes, emergencies, and failed attempts at crime. In revealing how the problems that arise in tort and criminal law as well as distributive justice invite structurally parallel solutions, the author also shows the deep connection between individual responsibility and social equality. This is a challenging and provocative book that will be of special interest to moral and political philosophers, legal theorists, and political scientists.


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    Title
    Equality, Responsibility, and the Law
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Arthur Ripstein, Series edited by Gerald J. Postema, Series edited by Jules L. Coleman, Series edited by Antony Duff, Series edited by David Lyons, Series edited by Neil MacCormick, Series edited by Stephen R. Munzer, Series edited by Philip Pettit, Series edited by Joseph Raz, Series edited by Jeremy Waldron
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 470 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521003070
    ISBN 10: 0521003075
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BISAC V2.8: PHI005000
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HP
    BISAC V2.8: PHI019000, SOC000000
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    B&T Approval Code: A39060000
    BISAC V2.8: LAW052000
    DC21: 340.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15200
    BIC subject category V2: LAB
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 346.03
    BISAC V2.8: LAW036000
    B&T Approval Code: A39300000
    LC classification: K579.L5 R57 1999
    Thema V1.0: QD, LAB
    Edition statement
    Revised.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    12 March 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    'Sketching the raw materials of Ripstein's argument cannot do justice to the detail and thoroughness of his treatment of tort and criminal law doctrine. He seeks to demonstrate the various ways in which doctrine incorporates and responds to the related notions of fair terms of interaction and the unreasonable imposition of risk. This close engagement with doctrine sets the book apart from much philosophical work in this area and illustrates the value of work that is both legally and philosophically agreed. Only the most intellectually incurious could read it without profit.' The Modern Law Review
    Table of contents
    1. Equality, luck and responsibility; 2. Corrective justice and spontaneous order; 3. A fair division of risks; 4. Foresight and responsibility; 5. Punishment and the tort/crime distinction; 6. Mistakes; 7. Recklessness and attempts; 8. Beyond corrective and retributive justice? Marx and Pashukanis on the 'narrow horizons on Bourgeois right'; 9. Reciprocity and responsibility in distributive justice.