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Intention and Identity: Collected Essays Volume II


ISBN13: 9780199580064
Published: April 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £37.99
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The essays in Intention and Identity explore themes in Finnis's work touched on only lightly, if at all, in Natural Law and Natural Rights, developing profound accounts of personal identity and existence; group identity and common good; and intention and choice as action- and self-shaping.

In his many-faceted study of what it is to be a human person, and a human community, Finnis not only engages with contemporary philosophers and bioethicists such as Peter Singer, Michael Lockwood and John Harris, with thinkers from other traditions such as Karol Wojtyla (John Paul II), and with judges in the highest courts. He also offers illuminating and deeply considered readings of Shakespeare and Aquinas, and debates with Roger Scruton, Joseph Raz, Hans Kelsen, John Rawls, Glanville Williams, Richard Posner, Ronald Dworkin and others.

The role of intention in the criminal law and the law of civil wrongs is searchingly explored through case-law, as are judicial attempts to understand conditional and preparatory intentions. Moral or bioethical issues discussed include in vitro fertilization, cloning, abortion, euthanasia, and 'brain death', patriotism, multi-culturalism and immigration.

The papers show the power of a sometimes neglected aspect of the new classical theory of natural law. The volume includes previously unpublished papers on whether brain life is relevant to the beginning of a person's life, on its relevance to the end of one's life, and a substantial introduction in which John Finnis reflects on the changes in his thinking on personal reality and on how intention is to be analysed and understood and its moral significance appreciated.

Subjects:
Jurisprudence
Contents:
Introduction
Nature and Freedom in Personal Identity
1: The Priority of Persons
2: Personal Identity in Aquinas and Shakespeare
3: Anscombe on Spirit and Intention
Group Identity and Group Acts
4: Persons, Public Acts, and Personification
5: Persons and Their Associations
6: Law, Universality, and Social Identity
7: Cosmopolis, Nation States, and Families
Acts and Intentions
8: Human Acts
9: Intentions and Objects
10: Intentions and Side-effects
11: Intention in Tort Law
12: Conditional and Preparatory Intentions
13: 'Direct' and 'Indirect' in Action
14: Intention in Direct Discrimination
Persons Beginning and Dying
15: Organic Unity, Brain Life, and Our Beginning
16: When Most People Begin
17: On Producing Human Embryos
18: Brain Death and Peter Singer
19: Intentionally Killing the 'Permanently Unconscious'
Bibliography of the Works of John Finnis;

Series: Collected Essays of John Finnis

Philosophy of Law: Collected Essays Volume IV ISBN 9780199689972
Published September 2013
Oxford University Press
£26.49
Religion and Public Reasons: Collected Essays Volume V ISBN 9780199689989
Published September 2013
Oxford University Press
£26.49
Intention and Identity: Collected Essays Volume II ISBN 9780199689958
Published September 2013
Oxford University Press
£20.99
The Collected Essays of John Finnis: Volumes I-V ISBN 9780199689934
Published September 2013
Oxford University Press
£79.00
Human Rights and Common Good: Collected Essays Volume III ISBN 9780199689965
Published September 2013
Oxford University Press
£26.49
Reason in Action: Collected Essays Volume I ISBN 9780199689941
Published September 2013
Oxford University Press
£20.99
The Collected Essays of John Finnis: Volumes I-V ISBN 9780199580040
Published April 2011
Oxford University Press
Out of print
Reason in Action: Collected Essays Volume I ISBN 9780199580057
Published April 2011
Oxford University Press
£37.99
Human Rights and Common Good: Collected Essays Volume III (eBook) ISBN 9780191021534
Published April 2011
Oxford University Press
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Human Rights and Common Good: Collected Essays Volume III ISBN 9780199580071
Published April 2011
Oxford University Press
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Philosophy of Law: Collected Essays Volume IV ISBN 9780199580088
Published April 2011
Oxford University Press
£52.00
Religion and Public Reasons: Collected Essays Volume V ISBN 9780199580095
Published April 2011
Oxford University Press
£52.00