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Critical Essays on Causation and Responsibility

Edited by: Benedikt Kahmen, Markus Stepanians

ISBN13: 9783110302127
Published: November 2013
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter & Co
Country of Publication: Germany
Format: Hardback
Price: £80.00



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Due to its scope and depth, Moore’s Causation and Responsibility is probably the most important publication in the philosophy of law since the publication of Hart’s and Honoré’s Causation in the Law in 1959.

This volume offers, for the first time, a detailed exchange between legal and philosophical scholars over Moore’s most recent work. In particular, it pioneers the dialogue between English-speaking and German philosophy of law on a broad range of pressing foundational questions concerning causation in the law. It thereby fulfills the need for a comprehensive, international and critical discussion of Moore’s influential arguments.

The 15 contributors to the volume span the whole interdisciplinary field from law and morals to metaphysics, and the authors include distinguished criminal and tort lawyers, as well as prominent theoretical and practical philosophers from four nations. In addition, young researchers take brand-new approaches in the field. The collection is essential reading for anyone interested in legal and moral theory.

Subjects:
Tort Law, Jurisprudence
Contents:
Introduction, Benedikt Kahmen and Markus Stepanians
The Concept of Causation in the Law, Ingeborg Puppe
Causal Overdetermination, Friedrich Toepel
Omissions as Causes - Genuine, Quasi, or not at All?, Dieter Birnbacher and David Hommen
Making Causal Counterfactuals More Singular, and More Appropriate for Use in Law, Geert Keil
Moore on 'the true metaphysics of causation', Markus Stepanians
Events over Facts. Why Metaphysics Matters for Law, Philipp Hübl
With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: On Causation and Responsibility in Spider-Man, and possibly Moore, Stephen Mumford and Rani Lill Anjum
Explanation and Responsibility, Alex Broadbent
Intentions, Intentional Actions and Practical Knowledge, Benedikt Kahmen
The Problem of Consequential Waywardness: Between Internalism and Externalism about Intentional Agency, Erasmus Mayr
How to Understand the Problem of Moral Luck, Thomas Schmidt
Causation to Culpability: Why Imputation Matters, Alexander Aichele
Further Thoughts on Causation (and Related Topics) Prompted by Fifteen Critics, Michael S. Moore
Notes on Contributors
Index;