Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
viii, 215 pages ; 23 cm.
Philosophers in depth.
Formatted Contents Note
Hart's senses of 'responsibility' / Karin Boxer Voluntary interventions / Christopher Pulman Causing things and doing things / Helen Steward A framework for punishment : what is the insight of Hart's 'Prolegomenon'? / Douglas Husak Legal responses to consensual sexuality between adults : through and beyond the harm principle / Matthew H. Kramer Revisiting the Hart/Wootton debate on responsibility / Matt Matravers and Arina Cocoru Hart's choices / Gideon Yaffe Hart, punishment and excusing conditions / Erasmus Mayr Hart and punishment for negligence / Larry Alexander.
"In the 1950s and 60s, H.L.A. Hart's writings were responsible for the revitalizing of legal philosophy in the UK and worldwide. This new collection of essays by distinguished philosophers and legal theorists addresses the enduring significance of Hart's work, focusing upon some of its more neglected aspects, including his work on causation and the philosophy of action. Two essays discuss Hart and Honore;'s Causation in the Law, a book that has been undeservedly overlooked in many philosophical discussions of causation. The majority of the essays consider Hart's views on the justification of punishment. They discuss Hart's dislike of retribution, his claim that harmless immorality should not be punished, and his search for a non-retributivist theory of mens rea and excuses. Other topics examined include Hart's definitions of key legal and philosophical concepts, including 'punishment', 'responsibility' and 'voluntariness', and his views on punishing negligent acts"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
K230.H3652 H37 2014
9781137374424 (hardback) 113737442X (hardback)