causation and responsibility an essay in law morals and metaphysics

Download Book Causation And Responsibility An Essay In Law Morals And Metaphysics in PDF format. You can Read Online Causation And Responsibility An Essay In Law Morals And Metaphysics here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Causation And Responsibility

Author : Michael S. Moore
ISBN : 9780199599516
Genre : Law
File Size : 66. 27 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 176
Read : 932

Download Now


The concept of causation is fundamental to ascribing moral and legal responsibility for events. Yet the precise relationship between causation and responsibility remains unclear. This book clarifies that relationship through an analysis of the best accounts of causation in metaphysics, and a critique of the confusion in legal doctrine.

Causation And Responsibility

Author : Michael S. Moore
ISBN : 9780191021503
Genre : Law
File Size : 59. 72 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 894
Read : 1213

Download Now


The concept of causation is fundamental to ascribing moral and legal responsibility for events. Yet the relationship between causation and responsibility remains unclear. What precisely is the connection between the concept of causation used in attributing responsibility and the accounts of causal relations offered in the philosophy of science and metaphysics? How much of what we call causal responsibility is in truth defined by non-causal factors? This book argues that much of the legal doctrine on these questions is confused and incoherent, and offers the first comprehensive attempt since Hart and Honoré to clarify the philosophical background to the legal and moral debates. The book first sets out the place of causation in criminal and tort law and outlines the metaphysics presupposed by the legal doctrine. It then analyses the best theoretical accounts of causation in the philosophy of science and metaphysics, and using these accounts criticises many of the core legal concepts surrounding causation - such as intervening causation, forseeability of harm and complicity. It considers and rejects the radical proposals to eliminate the notion of causation from law by using risk analysis to attribute responsibility. The result of the analysis is a powerful argument for revising our understanding of the role played by causation in the attribution of legal and moral responsibility.

Legal Moral And Metaphysical Truths

Author : Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
ISBN : 9780191008979
Genre : Law
File Size : 44. 56 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 775
Read : 642

Download Now


Perhaps more than any other scholar, Michael Moore has argued that there are deep and necessary connections between metaphysics, morality, and law. Moore has developed every contour of a theory of criminal law, from philosophy of action to a theory of causation. Indeed, not only is he the central figure in retributive punishment but his moral realist position places him at the center of many jurisprudential debates. Comprising of essays by leading scholars, this volume dicusses and challenges the work of Michael Moore from one or more of the areas where he has made a lasting contribution, namely, law, morality, metaphysics, psychiatry, and neuroscience. The volume begins with a riveting contribution by Heidi Hurd, wherein she takes an unadorned and unabashed look at the man behind this monumental body of work, full of both triumphs and sadness. A number of essays focus on Moore's view of the purpose and justification of the criminal law, specifically his endorsement of retributivism and legal moralism. The book then addresses Moore's work in the various aspects of the general part of the criminal law, including Moore's position on how to understand criminal acts for double jeopardy purposes, Moore's claim that accomplice liability is superfluous, Moore's views about the culpability of negligence, and the relationship between that view and proximate causation. Furthermore, the subject of defences in criminal law is addressed, including self-defence as well as the intersection of the psychiatry, cognitive neuroscience, and the criminal law. Also discussed are features of morality, and Moore's work in general jurisprudence. Finally, Moore concludes the volume with an essay that defends and delineates the features of his views.

The Legacy Of H L A Hart

Author : Matthew H. Kramer
ISBN : 9780199542895
Genre : Law
File Size : 32. 33 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 875
Read : 786

Download Now


This book brings together contributions from seventeen of the world's foremost legal and political philosophers to examine the lasting influence of H.L.A. Hart. The essays explore the major subjects of Hart's work: general jurisprudence, criminal responsibility, rights, justice, causation and the foundations of liberalism.

Critical Essays On Causation And Responsibility

Author : Benedikt Kahmen
ISBN : 9783110302295
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 76. 20 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 149
Read : 940

Download Now


Moore’s Causation and Responsibility is one of the most important publications in the philosophy of law. This volume offers, for the first time, an exchange between legal and philosophical scholars over the work. It pioneers the dialogue between English-speaking and German philosophy of law on a broad range of pressing foundational questions. The collection is essential reading for anyone interested in legal and moral theory.

Action Ethics And Responsibility

Author : Joseph Keim Campbell
ISBN : 9780262014731
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 24. 25 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 262
Read : 501

Download Now


Leading philosophers explore responsibility from a variety of perspectives, includingmetaphysics, action theory, and philosophy of law.

Liability And Responsibility

Author : Raymond Gillespie Frey
ISBN : 0521392160
Genre : Law
File Size : 65. 33 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 156
Read : 757

Download Now


This collection not only presents some of the most challenging work in legal philosophy, but it also demonstrates the interdisciplinary character of the field of philosophy of law, with contributors taking into account developments in economics, political science and rational choice theory.

Legal Moral And Metaphysical Truths

Author : Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
ISBN : 9780191008962
Genre : Law
File Size : 46. 20 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 480
Read : 349

Download Now


Perhaps more than any other scholar, Michael Moore has argued that there are deep and necessary connections between metaphysics, morality, and law. Moore has developed every contour of a theory of criminal law, from philosophy of action to a theory of causation. Indeed, not only is he the central figure in retributive punishment but his moral realist position places him at the center of many jurisprudential debates. Comprising of essays by leading scholars, this volume dicusses and challenges the work of Michael Moore from one or more of the areas where he has made a lasting contribution, namely, law, morality, metaphysics, psychiatry, and neuroscience. The volume begins with a riveting contribution by Heidi Hurd, wherein she takes an unadorned and unabashed look at the man behind this monumental body of work, full of both triumphs and sadness. A number of essays focus on Moore's view of the purpose and justification of the criminal law, specifically his endorsement of retributivism and legal moralism. The book then addresses Moore's work in the various aspects of the general part of the criminal law, including Moore's position on how to understand criminal acts for double jeopardy purposes, Moore's claim that accomplice liability is superfluous, Moore's views about the culpability of negligence, and the relationship between that view and proximate causation. Furthermore, the subject of defences in criminal law is addressed, including self-defence as well as the intersection of the psychiatry, cognitive neuroscience, and the criminal law. Also discussed are features of morality, and Moore's work in general jurisprudence. Finally, Moore concludes the volume with an essay that defends and delineates the features of his views.

Causation In European Tort Law

Author : Marta Infantino
ISBN : 9781108418362
Genre : Law
File Size : 89. 37 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 127
Read : 928

Download Now


This book takes an original and comparative approach to issues of causation in tort law across many European legal systems.

Placing Blame

Author : Michael S. Moore
ISBN : 9780199599493
Genre : Law
File Size : 40. 97 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 582
Read : 411

Download Now


Originally published: Oxford: Clarendon, 1997.

Top Download:

Best Books