The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law: Volume 1: Harm to Others
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The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law: Volume 1: Harm to Others

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The first volume in Joel Feinberg's four-volume series -The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law, Harm to Others- focuses on the -harm principle, - the commonsense view that prevention of harm to persons other than the perpetrator is a legitimate purpose of coercive legislation. Feinberg presents a detailed analysis of the concept and definition of harm and applies it to a host of practical and theoretical issues, showing how the harm principle must be interpreted if it is to be a plausible guide to the lawmaker.show more

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  • Paperback | 282 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 17.78mm | 408.23g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0195046641
  • 9780195046649
  • 255,666

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'Joel Feinberg is a political and social philosopher of major importance ... Virtually everyone who has written about legal and moral responsibility during the past fifteen years owes him a considerable debt.' Harvard Law Reviewshow more

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The first volume in Joel Feinberg's four-volume series "The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law, Harm to Others" focuses on the "harm principle," the commonsense view that prevention of harm to persons other than the perpetrator is a legitimate purpose of coercive legislation. Feinberg presents a detailed analysis of the concept and definition of harm and applies it to a host of practical and theoretical issues, showing how the harm principle must be interpreted if it is to be a plausible guide to the lawmaker.show more

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