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Kant on the “Right of Necessity” and other Defenses in the Law of Homicide

Jeffrie G. Murphy

in Punishment and the Moral Emotions: Essays in Law, Morality, and Religion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199764396
eISBN:
9780190267575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199764396.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter evaluates the three claims made by Kant with respect to criminal defenses to homicide: the claim that a soldier who kills in a duel should not be punished as a capital murder; that a ... More


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