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The Philosophical Review (2023) 132 (4): 633–637.
Published: 01 October 2023
... of excuses, weds criminal law and moral theorizing, and provides both breadth and depth in its analysis. The early chapters articulate the underlying theoretical account, and the later chapters analyze specific potential excuses, such as insanity and structural injustice. Brink operates within...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (4): 620–624.
Published: 01 October 2002
... REVIEWS off other children, or Saddam Hussein gassing Kurdish villagers, we confront the perplexing phenomenon that the past half-century has combined an incredible outpouring of humanitarian laws, treaties, and declarations with lev- els of wartime criminality that may exceed those in the Thirty...
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The Philosophical Review (2004) 113 (1): 133–135.
Published: 01 January 2004
... hitherto as a theorist of tort law and public law, Cane here deals at length with several other areas of law as well (especially criminal law). He does so, moreover, with- out losing sight of the deeper connections between the legal doctrines and many basic problems of human agency and identity...
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The Philosophical Review (2024) 133 (1): 77–81.
Published: 01 January 2024
... of this account for questions of criminal justice (chapter 4), the possibility of forgiveness (chapter 5), love and relationships (chapter 6), and the role of hope (chapter 7). Despite the complexity of the issues and the scope of the involved literatures, the discussion is consistently accessible. In what...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (3): 483–486.
Published: 01 July 2002
... to bring his impressive analytical analysis to bear on two truly thorny problems, the criminal law of conspiracy that treats each conspirator as responsible for what any member of the conspir- acy (in pursuit of the goals of the conspiracy) did, and the civil law that limits the tort liability...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (4): 611–618.
Published: 01 October 2012
... rescues the victim by attacking and harming the criminal. And suppose that this is really the only option for rescue: there is no phone nearby, no way of getting help from other people, and so on; perhaps the action transpires in the middle of the woods. In this case, the bystander violates the moral...
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The Philosophical Review (2023) 132 (1): 158–163.
Published: 01 January 2023
... man, it is black and Dalit women who are rendered more vulnerable to sexual violence” (17–18). The malice and violence of such criminally false charges put into context the absurd whining of privileged white men whose sexual “peccadillos”—or those of their privileged sons—have been called out...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (1): 112–116.
Published: 01 January 2014
... that Allen calls unwanted, unpopular, and coerced that I would call “isolation,” or simply protecting rights and contracts. Consider privacy as isolation. One form of “mandated privacy” that Allen considers is house arrest or isolation in prison. If we view criminal activity as waiving one's liberty...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (4): 541–547.
Published: 01 October 2017
..., some thirty-two miles from Auschwitz. The authors explain that Morgen's commitment was to criminal not social and political justice. The distinction corresponds to a commitment to prosecuting offenses against whatever law happens to be the law of the land and prosecuting offenses to international...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (1): 115–117.
Published: 01 January 2018
... might “scoff” at their enterprise or accuse it of being “criminal” (ix–x). There is no doubt that the authors have invested a huge amount of effort in producing this book. And the short summaries that preface each of Berkeley's sections are undeniably helpful. Still, I have some doubts about...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (4): 387–422.
Published: 01 October 2019
... punishment: part of a “system of social sanction and constraint” (2010: 333) that looks a lot like an informal analogue of the legal system. To underline the extent to which Wallace's theory treats criticism as analogous to criminal punishment, consider the following structural parallel. Agents (generally...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (4): 653–661.
Published: 01 October 2000
... to Moral Philosophy. By Lawrence J. Hatab. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2000. Pp. xvi, 221. From Social Justice to Criminal Justice: Poverty and the Administration of Criminal Law. Practical and Professional Ethics. By William C. Heffernan andJohn Kleinig, eds. New York: Oxford...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (2): 244–247.
Published: 01 April 2014
... cannot be a necessary condition for institutional legitimacy. Consider that the citizens of the United States are unlikely to autonomously consent to a version of the International Criminal Court (ICC) that could coerce Americans, for example, by punishing them for their war crimes. However...
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The Philosophical Review (2005) 114 (1): 142–144.
Published: 01 January 2005
.... The book is divided into three parts. The first concerns distributive justice. Here Otsuka defends the surprising thesis that self-ownership and equality of condition are, as a matter of contingent fact, not conflicting ideals. He also argues that able-bodied criminals should be forced to provide...
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The Philosophical Review (2023) 132 (1): 151–154.
Published: 01 January 2023
... employs the possibility of our “breaking the laws of nature” in free will. This raises the question whether Kant means this possibility seriously (in which case he is not a compatibilist, contrary to his claim that the actions of the criminal are in principle determined and predictable but at the same...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (2): 323–326.
Published: 01 April 2021
... normativity a product of groups in the first place. As such, the account occupies an advantageous position for making sense of social epistemic norms, like the norms that face small groups, corporations, and even large institutions like the criminal justice system. Goldberg doesn't get into that in this book...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (2): 275–278.
Published: 01 April 2001
...- criminates, analyzes, and evaluates the variety of antiphilosophical strategies offered by his authors, as well as providing useful accounts of the various pic- tures of the human good that circulate in Marx’s early writings. The consis- tent strength of his readings depends on the analytic...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (1): 129–132.
Published: 01 January 2001
... teaching in three areas- killing, lying, and sexual offenses. Intentional killing by a private person is ruled out, although one may defend oneself by force without intending to kill the attacker. Public authorities can take human life, because the criminal has sunk to the level of a beast, a view...
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The Philosophical Review (2004) 113 (4): 574–577.
Published: 01 October 2004
... Press, 2002. Pp. xi, 135. George, feeling stressed and anxious about the criminal investigation into his firm’s accounting practices, decides that it would do him good to get away and take a long, relaxing vacation in Bermuda. According to popular informed- desire accounts of a person’s good...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (1): 1–47.
Published: 01 January 2008
... of statistical frequencies. Their subjects heard brief descriptions of the behavior of fifty people, forty of whom were well behaved and ten of whom engaged in criminal activi- ties. For half the subjects, the described criminal acts were quite horrific, consisting of crimes such as rape and murder, while...