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Corpse Desecration

Don Herzog

in Defaming the Dead

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300221541
eISBN:
9780300227710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300221541.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

An exploration of how we and the law think about corpse desecration. The chapter explores skeptical arguments that it can’t be an injury to the dead person, the history of revulsion against such ... More


Defaming the Dead

Don Herzog

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300221541
eISBN:
9780300227710
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300221541.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

If you defame the dead, even someone who recently died, tort law does not think that’s an injury: not to the grieving survivors and not to the dead person. This book argues that defamation is an ... More


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