Wildy logo
(020) 7242 5778
enquiries@wildy.com

Wildy’s Book News

Book News cover photo

Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

Book of the Month

Cover of Williams, Mortimer and Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators and Probate

Williams, Mortimer and Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators and Probate

Edited by: Alexander Learmonth, Charlotte Ford, Julia Clark, John Ross Martyn
Price: £295.00

Offers for Newly Called Barristers & Students

Special Discounts for Newly Called & Students

Read More ...


Secondhand & Out of Print

Browse Secondhand Online

Read More...


Lowe legislation jp
Sealy millman 2018 jp
Desmith out now
Uk supremem 1 8
Williams published
Luba housing

UK Public Holiday Monday 28th May

Wildy's will be closed on Monday 28th May, re-opening on Tuesday 29th.

Online book orders received during the time we are closed will be processed as soon as possible once we re-open on Tuesday.

As usual credit cards will not be charged until the order is processed and ready to despatch.

Any Sweet & Maxwell or Lexis eBook orders placed after 4pm on the Friday 25th May will not be processed until Tuesday May 29th. UK orders for other publishers will be processed as normal. All non-UK eBook orders will be processed on Tuesday May 29th.

Hide this message

A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Responsibility in Law and Morality isbn 9781841134000

Responsibility in Law and Morality

Image not available lge
Peter CaneProfessor of Law, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, Australia

ISBN13: 9781841133218
ISBN: 1841133213
New Edition ISBN: 1841134007
Published: April 2002
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Format: Hardback
Price: £50.00



Despatched in 6 to 8 days.

Lawyers who write about responsibility tend to focus on criminial law at the expense of civil and public law; while philosophers tend to treat responsibility as a moral concept, and either ignore the law or consider legal responsiblility to be a more or less a distorted reflection of its moral counterpart. This book aims to counteract both of these biases. By adopting a comparative institutional approach to the relationship between law and morality, it challenges the common view that morality stands to law as critical standard to conventional practice. It shows how law and morality interact symbiotically, and how careful study of legal concepts of responsibility can add significantly to our understanding of responsibility more generally. At the heart of the book lie two questions; what does it mean to say we are responsible and what are our responsibilities? Its aim is not to answer these questions but to challenge some traditional approaches to answering them and more importantly, to suggest fruitful alternative approaches that take law seriously.

Image not available lge
Contents:
Moral and legal responsibility: prospectus; the institutions of law and morality; the relationship between law and morality; moral reasoning and legal reasoning; summary. The nature and functions of responsibility: varieties of responsibility; responsibility and sanctions; responsibility, evidence and proof; responsibility as a relational phenomenon; functions of responsibility practices; responsibility, liability and the functions of law; conclusion. Responsibility and culpability: responsibility, liability and culpability; responsibility and luck; criteria of legal liability; the incidence of fault-based and strict liability; the nature and function of legal criteria of liability; responsibility, fault and culpability; summary. Responsibility and causation: causation, consequences and outcomes; the nature of causation in law; factual causation; attributive causation; causation in law and morality; conclusion. Responsibility and personality: three issues of personality and responsibility; approaches to the relationship between personality and responsibility; legal personality and the corporation; legal principles of group personality; group responsibility and division of labour; the scope and functions of group responsibility; legal and moral group responsibility; modified humanistic approaches; divided minds; shared responsibility; conclusion. Grounds and bounds of responsibility: the basic argument and a prospectus; responsibility, protected interests and the functions of law; responsibility, distributive justice and the functions of law; protected interests, proscribed conduct and distributive justice; grounds of legal responsibility; the bounds of legal responsibility; conclusion. Realising responsibility: the ""law in the books"" vs the ""law in action""; settlement; selective enforcement; spreading legal responsibility; conclusion. Responsibility in public law: the public law paradigm; the institutional framework of public law; the province of public law; grounds of public law responsibility; bounds of public law responsibility; public law responsibility and ""the problem of dirty hands""; conclusion. Thinking about responsibility.