Philosophy and the Criminal Law
Principle and Critique
- Author: R. A. Duff, University of Stirling
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Five 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.Read more
- First in a sub-series of specially commissioned collaborative volumes in Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Law dealing with key issues at the heart of contemporary legal theory
- Five leading legal theorists explore the extent to which and the ways in which our systems of criminal law can be viewed as rational and principled
- Volume reflects the exciting state of contemporary legal theory
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- Date Published: February 2011
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- isbn: 9780511888489
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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.
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