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Taking the Consequences

ANDREW ASHWORTH

in Action and Value in Criminal Law

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258063
eISBN:
9780191681783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258063.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The attraction of the subjectivist or the objectivist approach to outcome luck rests largely on intuitions about fairness. But there are supporting arguments that can be tested, and much of this ... More


Choice, Responsibility, and Permissible Harm

Victor Tadros

in The Ends of Harm: The Moral Foundations of Criminal Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199554423
eISBN:
9780191731341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554423.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

Following T M Scanlon, this chapter argues that in self-defence we permit the harm of the attacker by the defender partly on the grounds that a principle that permits this provides people with a ... More


Character and Blame in Hume and Beyond

Antti Kauppinen

in Questions of Character

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199357703
eISBN:
9780199357734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357703.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses Hume’s view of blame. According to Hume, blameworthiness depends exclusively on whether an action results from a character defect. This chapter considers three challenges to ... More


Causation, Culpability, and Liability

Victor Tadros

in The Ethics of Self-Defense

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190206086
eISBN:
9780190206116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190206086.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter critically examines various proposals for liability of a person to defensive harm. Drawing on the idea that there is an important relationship between a person’s liability to be harmed ... More


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