Harm to Self by Joel FeinbergHarm to Self by Joel Feinberg

Harm to Self

byJoel Feinberg

Paperback | March 1, 1989

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This is the third volume of Joel Feinberg's highly regarded The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law, a four-volume series in which Feinberg skillfully addresses a complex question: What kinds of conduct may the state make criminal without infringing on the moral autonomy of individual citizens?In Harm to Self, Feinberg offers insightful commentary into various notions attached to self-inflicted harm, covering such topics as legal paternalism, personal sovereignty and its boundaries, voluntariness and assumptions of risk, consent and its counterfeits, coercive force, incapacity, and choiceof death.
Joel Feinberg is at University of Arizona, Tucson.
Title:Harm to SelfFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9.25 × 6.14 × 0.94 inPublished:March 1, 1989Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195059239

ISBN - 13:9780195059236

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"Because of his focus on the moral limits of the criminal law, Feinberg develops, with characteristic subtlety and illumination, an account of what he calls failures of consent in two-party cases: when does the consent on the part of the party harmed to the action of another harming him or herfail to make the other's action legally permissible and so justify criminal prohibitions of the other's harmful conduct?....[A] first-rate work...of moral philosophy...contain[s] richly detailed and illuminating discussions of a host of issues concerning paternalism and deserve[s] [a] centralplace...in the contemporary debate over it."--Ethics