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Individual Freedom: Actions

Ian Carter

in A Measure of Freedom

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294535
eISBN:
9780191598951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294530.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Defending a non-value-based and therefore purely empirical conception of overall freedom must involve showing how available actions can, at least in theory, be individuated and counted. The problems ... More


The Doctrinal and Normative Basis of the Double-Jeopardy Requirement

Michael S. Moore

in Act and Crime: The Philosophy of Action and its Implications for Criminal Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199599509
eISBN:
9780191594656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599509.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Anglo-American constitutional law prohibits a person from being twice put in jeopardy for ‘the same offense.’ In the United States this seemingly simple requirement has generated a doctrinal thicket ... More


Legal, Moral, and Metaphysical Notions of the ‘Sameness’ of Act-Tokens

Michael S. Moore

in Act and Crime: The Philosophy of Action and its Implications for Criminal Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199599509
eISBN:
9780191594656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599509.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Here the problem is not counting the number of wrongs a given act does; rather, it is the problem of counting how many times a given wrong is done; robbing a bank on Monday, then again on Tuesday, ... More


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