Action and Value in Criminal Law

Paperback | April 30, 1999

EditorStephen Shute, John Gardner, Jeremy Horder

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This is a challenging collection of essays on the theory of criminal law by leading philosophers from the UK, USA, and Canada. Ranging across such central issues as moral luck, mistake, and mental illness, Action and Value in Criminal Law aims to reorientate the study of criminal law.

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This is a challenging collection of essays on the theory of criminal law by leading philosophers from the UK, USA, and Canada. Ranging across such central issues as moral luck, mistake, and mental illness, Action and Value in Criminal Law aims to reorientate the study of criminal law.

Stephen Shute is at University of Birmingham. John Gardner is at Brasenose College, Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:324 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.83 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

Stephen Shute, John Gardner, and Jeremy Horder: Introduction: The Logic of Criminal Law1. Alan Brudner: Agency and Welfare in the Penal Law2. R.A. Duff: Acting, Trying, and Criminal Liability3. Jennifer Hornsby: On What's Intentionally Done4. Andrew Ashworth: Taking the Consequences5. Michael S. Moore: Foreseeing Harm Opaquely6. Douglas Husak and Andrew von Hirsch: Culpability and Mistake of Law7. George P. Fletcher: The Nature of Justification8. Paul H. Robinson: Should the Criminal Law Abandon the Actus Reus/Mens Rea Distinction?9. Richard H.S. Tur: Subjectivism and Objectivism: Towards Synthesis10. Stephen J. Morse: Diminished Capacity11. K.W.M. Fulford: Value, Action, Mental Illness, and the Law

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`'Virtually every essay in this book...is of remarkably high quality: lucid, carefully argued, and grounded in a wide reading of the relevant literature. Moreover, the three co-editors have contributed a useful introduction that summarizes, connects together and critically evaluates theprincipal papers. I cannot imagine anyone with a serious interest in the philosophical aspects of the criminal law who would not find at least a significant part of this collection to be essential reading.''Law and Philosophy