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Causation in Legal Theory

H. L. A. Hart

in Causation in the Law

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198254744
eISBN:
9780191681523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198254744.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The most frequent type of causal question which courts face is whether a human action or omission caused some specific harm; but even this one form of question may be relevant to legal responsibility ... More


Introduction

H. L. A. Hart

in Causation in the Law

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198254744
eISBN:
9780191681523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198254744.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The second part of this book presents a discussion of causation in the law of tort, contract, and in criminal law. Parts of the following chapters are designed to establish that courts have often ... More


Causation and Sine Qua Non

H. L. A. Hart

in Causation in the Law

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198254744
eISBN:
9780191681523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198254744.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Two indisputable advances towards simplicity and clarity in dealing with causal questions in the law are due to the modern criticism of the traditional approach. The first of these is the ... More


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