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Precautionary Reasoning in Determining Moral Worth

Stephen W Smith

in Law and Bioethics: Current Legal Issues Volume 11

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199545520
eISBN:
9780191721113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545520.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter presents a possible personhood theory that shifts the burden of proof away from the entity under consideration. It argues that we ought to exercise caution when making determinations ... More


The Right to Life and the Quality of Life

Elizabeth Wicks

in The Right to Life and Conflicting Interests

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199547395
eISBN:
9780191594373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547395.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Medical Law

This chapter investigates the potentially conflicting interest of quality of life. It considers whether the right to life continues to offer protection for incompetent patients with negligible ... More


Protecting Homes and Other Types of Property

Stephanie M. Stern and Daphna Lewinsohn-Zamir

in The Psychology of Property Law

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479835683
eISBN:
9781479857623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479835683.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter questions the tendency of property law to bestow more generous protection against dispossession due to debts or other losses to residential property than to personal or commercial ... More


Takings

Stephanie M. Stern and Daphna Lewinsohn-Zamir

in The Psychology of Property Law

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479835683
eISBN:
9781479857623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479835683.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses key aspects of takings law from a behavioral perspective and employs psychological insights to critically analyze existing legal rules and theories. The chapter highlights ... More


Securing the Person

Rhonda Powell

in Rights as Security: The Theoretical Basis of Security of Person

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199589111
eISBN:
9780191792557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199589111.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

To make sense of ‘security’ in any context, we need to be able to identify the thing that is to be secured. It follows that the meaning of the right to security of person depends upon the meaning of ... More


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