Do the dead have rights? In a persuasive argument, Don Herzog makes the case that the deceased's interests should be protected. This is a delightfully deceptive works that start out with a simple, seemingly arcane question - can you libel or slander the dead? - and develops it outward, tackling larger and larger implications, until it ends up straddling the borders between law, culture, philosophy, and the meaning of life. A full answer to this question requires legal scholar Don Herzog to consider what tort law is actually designed to protect, what differences death makes - and what differences it doesn't - and why we value what we value.
Previously issued in print: 2017.
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