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    Permissible Killing: The Self-Defence Justification of Homicide (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy & Law) (Paperback) By (author) Suzanne Uniacke, 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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    DescriptionDo individuals have a positive right of self-defence? And if so, what are the limits of this right? Under what conditions does this use of force extend to the defence of others? These are some of the issues explored by Dr Uniacke in this comprehensive 1994 philosophical discussion of the principles relevant to self-defence as a moral and legal justification of homicide. She establishes a unitary right of self-defence and the defence of others, one which grounds the permissibility of the use of necessary and proportionate defensive force against culpable and non-culpable, active and passive, unjust threats. Particular topics discussed include: the nature of moral and legal justification and excuse; natural law justifications of homicide in self-defence; the Principle of Double Effect and the claim that homicide in self-defence is justified as unintended killing; and the question of self-preferential killing. This is a lucid and sophisticated account of the complex notion of justification, revolving around a critical discussion of trends in the law of self-defence.


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    Title
    Permissible Killing
    Subtitle
    The Self-Defence Justification of Homicide
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Suzanne Uniacke, 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: 256
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521564588
    ISBN 10: 0521564581
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27780
    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BISAC V2.8: PHI005000
    BIC subject category V2: HPQ
    BISAC V2.8: PHI000000, LAW026000
    Ingram Subject Code: LE
    Libri: I-LE
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Abridged Dewey: 170
    LC classification: BJ
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC21: 179.7
    DC22: 345.7304
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: HV6515.U55 1996
    Thema V1.0: QDTQ
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    19 August 1996
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    'Suzanne Uniacke has written an adventurous and philosophically elegant work in which she justifies the intentional use of necessary and proportionate lethal force in private homicidal self-defence. Her contribution will definitely interest those engaged in discussions concerning the ethics of homicide.' The Review of Metaphysics
    Back cover copy
    Do individuals have a positive right of self-defence? And if so, what are the limits of this right? Under what conditions, if any, does this use of force extend to the defence of others? These are some of the issues explored by Dr Uniacke in this comprehensive philosophical discussion of the principles relevant to self-defence as a moral and legal justification of homicide. She establishes a unitary right of self-defence and defence of others, one which grounds the permissibility of the use of necessary and proportionate defensive force against culpable and non-culpable, active and passive, unjust threats. Particular topics discussed include: the nature of moral and legal justification and excuse; natural law justifications of homicide in self-defence; the Principle of Double Effect and the claim that homicide in self-defence is justified as unintended killing; and the question of self-preferential killing. This is a lucid and sophisticated account of the complex notion of justification, revolving around a critical discussion of recent trends in the law of self-defence.
    Table of contents
    1. The problem of homicide in self-defence; 2. Self-defence as a justification; 3. Self-defence and natural law; 4. The double effect justification; 5. The right of self-defence; 6. Self-defence and the right to life.