Altruism, Welfare And The Law by Charles FosterAltruism, Welfare And The Law by Charles Foster

Altruism, Welfare And The Law

byCharles Foster, Jonathan Herring

Paperback | July 28, 2015

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This book is an assault on the notion that it is empirically accurate and legally and philosophically satisfactory to see humans as atomistic entities. It contends that our welfare is inextricably entangled with that of others, and accordingly law and ethics, in determining our best interests, should recognise the central importance of relationality, the performance of obligations, and (even apparently injurious) altruism.
Title:Altruism, Welfare And The LawFormat:PaperbackDimensions:82 pagesPublished:July 28, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:331921604X

ISBN - 13:9783319216041

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction.- 2. Altruism and Community: A Biological and Philosophical History.- 3. Rethinking the Welfare and Best Interest Principles.- 4. What Do the Courts Do?.- 5. Putting it Into Practice.