The Resource Punishment and responsibility : essays in the philosophy of law, by H. L. A. Hart ; with an introduction by John Gardner

Punishment and responsibility : essays in the philosophy of law, by H. L. A. Hart ; with an introduction by John Gardner

Label
Punishment and responsibility : essays in the philosophy of law
Title
Punishment and responsibility
Title remainder
essays in the philosophy of law
Statement of responsibility
by H. L. A. Hart ; with an introduction by John Gardner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This classic collection of essays, first published in 1968, has had an enduring impact on academic and public debates about criminal responsibility and criminal punishment. Forty years on, its arguments are as powerful as ever. H. L. A. Hart offers an alternative to retributive thinking about criminal punishment that nevertheless preserves the central distinction between guilt and innocence. He also provides an account of criminal responsibility that links the distinction between guilt and innocence closely to the ideal of the rule of law, and thereby attempts to bypass unnerving debates about free will and determinism. Always engaged with live issues of law and public policy, Hart makes difficult philosophical puzzles accessible and immediate to a wide range of readers."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
345.001
Index
index present
LC call number
KD7882.A75
LC item number
H37 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Punishment and responsibility : essays in the philosophy of law, by H. L. A. Hart ; with an introduction by John Gardner
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [238]-267) and index
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Contents
Introduction / John Gardner -- I. Prolegomenon to the Principles of Punishment -- II. Legal Responsibility and Excuses -- III. Murder and the Principles of Punishment: England and the United States -- IV. Acts of Will and Responsibility -- V. Intention and Punishment -- VI. Negligence, Mens Rea, and Criminal Responsibility -- VII. Punishment and the Elimination of Responsibility -- VIII. Changing Conceptions of Responsibility -- IX. Postscript: Responsibility and Retribution
Control code
000043045093
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
2nd ed
Extent
liii, 277 p.
Isbn
9780199534777
Lccn
2008273592
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  • js23368433
  • (OCoLC)180753626

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