Rights, Wrongs and Responsibilities

Rights, Wrongs and Responsibilities

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In this wide-ranging investigation of many prominent issues in contemporary legal and political philosophy, eight distinguished philosophers and legal theorists (including Matthew Kramer, Hillel Steiner, Antony Duff, Sandra Marshall, Wilfrid Waluchow, and Nicholas Bamforth) tackle issues such as the rights of animals and foetuses, the relationship between law and politics, the requirements of justice, the demands of practical rationality, the role of public-policy considerations in legal reasoning, the fundamental characteristics of legal and moral entitlements, the appropriateness of compensation as a means of rectifying mishaps and misdeeds, the extent of individuals' responsibility for the consequences of their choices, and the culpability of failed attempts to commit crimes. Together, the eight principal essays in Rights, Wrongs, and Responsibilities shed philosophical light on public law, criminal law, and most areas of private law as they explore the bearings of the three key concepts in the volume's title.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 247 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 21.59mm | 941g
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2001 ed.
  • XV, 247 p.
  • 0333963296
  • 9780333963296

Table of contents

Notes on the Contributors Preface Introduction; M.H.Kramer Hohfeldian Rights and Public Law: N.Bamforth Getting Rights Right; M.H.Kramer On Criminal Attempts; W.J.Waluchow Attempts, Impossibility, and Intention; R.A.Duff Property and Justice; C.Rotheram Prima-Facie Rights, Rationality, and the Law of Negligence; R.Mullender Non-compensatable Wrongs, or Having to Way You're Sorry; S.Marshall Choice and Circumstance; H.Steiner Index
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About M. Kramer

NICHOLAS BAMFORTH University Lecturer in Law, University of Oxford and Fellow, Queen's College, Oxford
R.A. DUFF Professor of Philosophy, University of Stirling
SANDRA MARSHALL Professor of Philosophy, University of Stirling
RICHARD MULLENDER Lecturer in Law, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
CRAIG ROTHERAM Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge
HELLEL STEINER Professor of Political Philosophy, University of Manchester
W.J.WALUCHOW Professor of Philosophy, McMaster University
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