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On Clean, Soiled, and Spattered Hands

Irit Samet

in Equity: Conscience Goes to Market

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198766773
eISBN:
9780191821042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198766773.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines the clean hands doctrine, according to which a claimant who knocks on the court’s door with a hand tainted by illegality or immorality will not be given her day in court. ... More


Equity: Conscience Goes to Market

Irit Samet

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198766773
eISBN:
9780191821042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198766773.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The Law of Equity is a unique junction where doctrinal private law, moral theory, and social perceptions of justice meet. This book explores the general principles that underlie Equity’s intervention ... More


Defences

Stephen A. Smith

in Rights, Wrongs, and Injustices: The Structure of Remedial Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199229772
eISBN:
9780191843839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199229772.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

Chapter 9 explores remedial defences. It defends three broad arguments. First, the law of remedial defences constitutes a significant, though largely unrecognized, part of remedial law. Second, ... More


Standing for Something

Cheshire Calhoun

in Moral Aims: Essays on the Importance of Getting It Right and Practicing Morality with Others

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199328796
eISBN:
9780190272104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199328796.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter evaluates the integrated-self, identity, and clean hands pictures of integrity, suggested by the work of Harry Frankfurt and Bernard Williams, among others. The chapter argues that all ... More


What If We Are Uncertain?

Kevin C. Elliott

in A Tapestry of Values: An Introduction to Values in Science

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190260804
eISBN:
9780190260842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190260804.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter examines the role of values in responding to scientific uncertainty. First, using the work of James Hansen as a case study, it shows how values are relevant to deciding how boldly to ... More


Conclusion

Irit Samet

in Equity: Conscience Goes to Market

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198766773
eISBN:
9780191821042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198766773.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

In this concluding chapter I discuss some findings from the analysis of three of Equity’s fundamental doctrines we explored: fiduciary law, proprietary estoppel, and clean hands. I wish to highlight ... More


Absolute Prohibitions without Divine Promises

Sabina Lovibond

in Essays on Ethics and Feminism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198719625
eISBN:
9780191788710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719625.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This essay reconstructs the reasoning of Elizabeth Anscombe’s ‘Modern Moral Philosophy’ with an eye to Anscombe’s defence of certain absolute (non-negotiable) Judaeo-Christian moral principles ... More


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