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Justifying Mitigation Morally

Jeremy Horder

in Provocation and Responsibility

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198256960
eISBN:
9780191681707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198256960.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

This chapter deals with explanations that have been given by leading commentators for the key justificatory characteristic of the doctrine of provocation, and with the concepts of anger that underpin ... More


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Stephen P. Garvey

in Guilty Acts, Guilty Minds

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190924324
eISBN:
9780190924355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190924324.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

Using as a frame the famous case of Daniel M’Naghten, who suffered from delusions of persecution, this chapter offers a theory of insanity as lost agency, according to which a person is insane if he ... More


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