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Title Action and value in criminal law / edited by Stephen Shute, John Gardner, and Jeremy Horder.

Published Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.


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Physical description viii, 314 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Introduction: The Logic of Criminal Law / Stephen Shute, John Gardner and Jeremy Horder -- Agency and Welfare in the Penal Law / Alan Brudner -- On What's Intentionally Done / Jennifer Hornsby -- Acting, Trying, and Criminal Liability / R. A. Duff -- Taking the Consequences / Andrew Ashworth -- Foreseeing Harm Opaquely / Michael S. Moore -- Culpability and Mistake of Law / Douglas Husak and Andrew von Hirsch -- The Nature of Justification / George P. Fletcher -- Should the Criminal Law Abandon the Actus Reus-Mens Rea Distinction? / Paul H. Robinson -- Subjectivism and Objectivism: Towards Synthesis / Richard H. S. Tur --Diminished Capacity / Stephen J. Morse -- Value, Action, Mental Illness, and the Law / K. W. M. Fulford.
Summary Study of the philosophical foundations of the criminal law has long been treated as an adjunct to the study of punishment. In this collection of specially commissioned essays, leading philosophers and criminal lawyers from the UK, USA, and Canada break with this tradition. 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. Whilst retrieving valuable material from traditional criminal law classifications, the contributors break down false associations, reveal hidden truths, and establish new patterns of thought. Their conclusions are sometimes startling and always illuminating, making them essential reading for scholars and advanced students of criminal law and legal and moral philosophy.
Other author Shute, Stephen, 1955-
Gardner, John, 1965-
Horder, Jeremy.
Subject Criminal law -- Philosophy.
ISBN 0198260792 (paperback)
0198258062 (acid-free paper)