In Harm's Way: Essays in Honor of Joel Feinberg

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-08-06
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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For several decades the work of Joel Feinberg has been the most influential in legal, political, and social philosophy in the English-speaking world. This volume honors that body of work by presenting fifteen original essays, many of them by leading legal and political philosophers, that explore the problems that have engaged Feinberg over the years. Among the topics covered are issues of autonomy, responsibility, and liability. It will be a collection of interest to anyone working in moral, legal, or political philosophy.

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Liberalism and group rights
The argument from liberty
Autonomy and preference formation
Critical analysis and constructive interpretation
Liberalism, free speech and justice for minorities
Liberalism and the new skeptics
Tort liability and the limits of corrective justice
Liberalism, retribution and criminality
Responsibility for consequences
Some ruminations on women, violence and the criminal law
Force, consent and the reasonable women
Letting patients die: legal and moral reflections
Fetal-maternal conflicts
Benign and malign morality
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