The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law: Volume 4: Harmless Wrongdoing

The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law: Volume 4: Harmless Wrongdoing

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This is the fourth and final volume of Feinberg's magisterial work, The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law. In it Feinberg examines the philosophical basis for the criminalization of so-called 'victimless crimes' such as pornography and consensual sexual activity. The first three volumes of the work, Harm to Others, Offense to Others, and Harm to Self, are also available in paperback.
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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 149.86 x 223.52 x 27.94mm | 612.35g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0195064704
  • 9780195064704
  • 87,402

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'full of detail and careful argument ... a very subtle and nuanced book ... The work is wide-ranging, and has value for those with interests in social philosophy and ethics as well as philosophers of law.'
Joel J. Kupperman, University of Connecticut, Mind, Vol. 101, No. 401, Jan 1992 `the most comprehensive and fully argued liberal treatment of the moral limits of the criminal law yet to be produced'
Times Higher Education Supplement `It is comprehensive, systematic, argued with a rigour and scrupulousness unmatched, let alone surpassed, in any comparable study.'
Times Literary Supplement
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