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Published: 15 September 2011

384 Pages


ISBN: 9780199554423

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The Ends of Harm

The Moral Foundations of Criminal Law

Victor Tadros

Oxford Legal Philosophy

  • Outlines the author's original argument for the justification of punishment, the 'duty view', advancing debates on the philosophy of punishment and criminal law
  • Offers a provocative critique of the leading moral theories of punishment, including retributivism and communicative views
  • Provides a systematic exploration of the fundamental moral principles governing the permission to harm others for the sake of the greater good, making a contribution to the understanding of harm in moral philosophy

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