The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law: Volume 3: Harm to Self

The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law: Volume 3: Harm to Self

Author: Joel Feinberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Published: 1989-08-17

Total Pages: 445

ISBN-13: 0195059239

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This volume tackles the riddles associated with the commonly proposed principle called 'legal paternalism'. It evaluates (and rejects) the principle that it can be right to impose coercion on a person 'for his own good', whatever his own wishes in the matter.


Harm to Self

Harm to Self

Author: Tucson Joel Feinberg Professor of Philosophy University of Arizona

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Published: 1986-07-24

Total Pages: 450

ISBN-13: 0198020775

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This is the third volume of Joel Feinberg's highly regarded The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law, a four-volume series in which Feinberg skillfully addresses a complex question: What kinds of conduct may the state make criminal without infringing on the moral autonomy of individual citizens? In Harm to Self, Feinberg offers insightful commentary into various notions attached to self-inflicted harm, covering such topics as legal paternalism, personal sovereignty and its boundaries, voluntariness and assumptions of risk, consent and its counterfeits, coercive force, incapacity, and choice of death.


The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law: Volume 3: Harm to Self

The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law: Volume 3: Harm to Self

Author: Joel Feinberg

Publisher: OUP USA

Published: 1989-08-17

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9780195059236

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The Moral Limits of Criminal Law is a four-volume work that answers the question: what kinds of conduct may a legislature make criminal without infringing the moral autonomy of individual citizens? Volume three, 'Harm to Self', tackles the riddles associated with the commonly proposed principle called 'legal Paternalism'. It evaluates (and rejects) the principle that it can be right to impose coercion on a person 'for his own good', whatever his own wishes in the matter. Chapters in this section discuss the concept of personal autonomy (or 'sovereignty'), voluntariness, and assumption of risk, as well as 'failures of consent' because of duress, fraud, and other factors incompatible with voluntary behaviour.


Harmless Wrongdoing

Harmless Wrongdoing

Author: Joel Feinberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Published: 1984

Total Pages: 411

ISBN-13: 0195064704

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The 4th and final volume in the series defines the philosophical basis for criminalizing so-called 'victimless crimes', such as pornography and consensual sexual activity.


Offense to Others

Offense to Others

Author: Joel Feinberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published: 1988-01-07

Total Pages: 351

ISBN-13: 0198020546

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The second volume in Joel Feinberg's series The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law, Offense to Others focuses on the "offense principle," which maintains that preventing shock, disgust, or revulsion is always a morally relevant reason for legal prohibitions. Feinberg clarifies the concept of an "offended mental state" and further contrasts the concept of offense with harm. He also considers the law of nuisance as a model for statutes creating "morals offenses," showing its inadequacy as a model for understanding "profound offenses," and discusses such issues as obscene words and social policy, pornography and the Constitution, and the differences between minor and profound offenses.


The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law: Harmless wrongdoing

The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law: Harmless wrongdoing

Author: Joel Feinberg

Publisher:

Published: 1988

Total Pages: 424

ISBN-13:

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N this volume, Feinberg focuses on the meanings of "interest," the relationship between interests and wants, and the distinction between want-regarding and ideal-regarding analyses on interest and hard cases for the applications of the concept of harm. Examples of the "hard cases" are harm to character, vicarious harm, and prenatal and posthumous harm. Feinberg also discusses the relationship between harm and rights, the concept of a victim, and the distinctions of various quantitative dimensions of harm, consent, and offense, including the magnitude, probability, risk, and "importance" of harm.


Harm to Others

Harm to Others

Author: Joel Feinberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Published: 1984

Total Pages: 285

ISBN-13: 0195046641

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This book focuses on the 'harm principle', the common-sense view that prevention of harm to persons other than the perpetrator is a legitimate purpose of criminal legislation.


Offense to Others

Offense to Others

Author: Joel Feinberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Published: 1984

Total Pages: 351

ISBN-13: 0195052153

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The second volume in the series The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law, this book explicates the "offense principle," clarifies the concept of the "offended mental state," examines pornography and the Constitution, obscenity, and obscene words and social policy.