Harm to Others

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1984-07-05
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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This first volume in the four-volume series The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law focuses on the "harm principle," the commonsense view that prevention of harm to persons other than the perpetrator is a legitimate purpose of criminal legislation. Feinberg presents a detailed analysis of theconcept and definition of harm and applies it to a host of practical and theoretical issues, showing how the harm principle must be interpreted if it is to be a plausible guide to the lawmaker.

Table of Contents

General Introduction: The Basic Question of the Book
The Concept of Moral Legitimacy
The Idea of a Liberty-Limiting Prinviple
Commonly Proposed Liberty-Limiting Principles
Primary and Derrivative Crimes
Alternatives to the Criminal Law
HARM TO OTHERS I Harms as Setbacks to Interest: Meaning of ""Harm""
Welfare Interests and Ulterior Interests
Interests and Wants
Harms, Hurts, and Offenses
The Manner in which Acts and Other Events A
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