Non-Fiction Books:

Equality, Responsibility, and the Law

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Equality, Responsibility, and the Law by Arthur Ripstein
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This book examines responsibility and luck as these issues arise in tort law, criminal law, and distributive justice. The central question is: whose bad luck is a particular piece of misfortune? Arthur Ripstein argues that there is a general set of principles to be found that clarifies responsibility in those cases where luck is most obviously an issue: accidents, mistakes, emergencies, and failed attempts at crime. In revealing how the problems that arise in tort and criminal law as well as distributive justice invite structurally parallel solutions, the author also shows the deep connection between individual responsibility and social equality. This is a challenging and provocative book that will be of special interest to moral and political philosophers, legal theorists, and political scientists.
Release date NZ
March 12th, 2001
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
320
Dimensions
152x228x20
ISBN-13
9780521003070
Product ID
2068002

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