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Crime and Punishment: A Concise Moral Critique

Hyman Gross

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199644711
eISBN:
9780191738944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644711.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

It is generally assumed that we are justified in punishing criminals because they have committed a morally wrongful act. Determining when criminal liability should be imposed calls for a moral ... More


Giving and Getting Advice by Letter

Peter White

in Cicero in Letters: Epistolary Relations of the Late Republic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195388510
eISBN:
9780199866717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388510.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The exchange of advice is a face‐threatening act for both giver and receiver, yet it plays a major part in Cicero's correspondence. Romans felt bound to dispense advice by virtue of social positions ... More


Killing People or Animals to Benefit Others

Eric Rakowski

in Equal Justice

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240792
eISBN:
9780191680274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240792.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the permissibility of killing innocents in peacetime who, at the time of their deaths, do not willingly offer their lives to benefit others. Beginning with the question ... More


How Empty Is the Idea of Equality?*

Kent Greenawalt

in From the Bottom Up: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199756162
eISBN:
9780190608897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756162.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

“How Empty is the Idea of Equality” analyzes the idea of equality, as it figures in moral assessments and decisions, and may also matter in various legal contexts, such as sentencing. It essentially ... More


The Nature of Constitutions: Basic Questions about Their Interpretation

Kent Greenawalt

in Interpreting the Constitution

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199756155
eISBN:
9780190297527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756155.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Interpreting constitutions is different in certain crucial respects from interpreting typical statutes. Key variations involve: subject matters, the open-endedness of concepts, the need to assess ... More


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