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    Philosophy and the Criminal Law: Principle and Critique (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy & Law) (Hardback) By (author) R. A. Duff, 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 D.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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    DescriptionFive pre-eminent legal theorists tackle a range of fundamental questions on the nature of the philosophy of criminal law. Their essays explore the extent to which and the ways in which our systems of criminal law can be seen as rational and principled. The essays discuss some of the principles by which, it is often thought, a system of law should be structured, and they ask whether our own systems are genuinely principled or riven by basic contradictions, reflecting deeper political and social conflicts. The volume as a whole shows how lively and exciting contemporary legal theory can be.


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    Title
    Philosophy and the Criminal Law
    Subtitle
    Principle and Critique
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) R. A. Duff, 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 D.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: Hardback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521550444
    ISBN 10: 0521550440
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S5.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BISAC V2.8: LAW026000, PHI019000
    BIC subject category V2: HPS
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17780
    B&T Approval Code: A39060000
    B&T General Subject: 490
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: LAB
    B&T Approval Code: A39500000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 345.001
    DC22: 345/.001, 345.001
    LC classification: K5018.Z9 P48 1998
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: QDTS, LAB
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 March 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    "...the volume is a rousing success and is essential reading for anyone with a serious interest in criminal law theory or the justification of punishment." William A. Edmundson, Philosophy in Review "If the quality of this offering is representative of what is to come, we have much to look forward to in subsequent volumes. This volume is recommended without hesitation to all philosophers of law, especially as the basis for a graduate course...at the very least the tentative steps these disputing authors make toward one another's positions allow us to see better what is really at issue: and surely this feature alone marks this book as one deserving of careful consideration." Review of Metaphysics
    Table of contents
    Introduction Antony Duff; 1. Contingency, coherence and conceptualism: reflections on the encounter between 'critique' and 'the philosophy of the criminal law' Nicola Lacey; 2. Does criminal liability require an act? Douglas Husak; 3. 'Simulacra of morality?' Beyond the ideal/actual antinomies of criminal justice Alan Norrie; 4. Principle and contradiction in the criminal law: motives and criminal liability Antony Duff; 5. On the general part of the criminal law John Gardner.