Permissible Killing: The Self-Defence Justification of Homicide

Permissible Killing: The Self-Defence Justification of Homicide

by Suzanne Uniacke
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521564581

ISBN-13: 9780521564588

Pub. Date: 08/28/1996

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Do individuals have a positive right of self-defense? And if so, what are the limits of this right? Under what conditions, if any, does this use of force extend to the defense of others? These are some of the issues explored by Dr. Uniacke in this comprehensive philosophical discussion of the principles relevant to self-defense as a moral and legal justification

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Overview

Do individuals have a positive right of self-defense? And if so, what are the limits of this right? Under what conditions, if any, does this use of force extend to the defense of others? These are some of the issues explored by Dr. Uniacke in this comprehensive philosophical discussion of the principles relevant to self-defense as a moral and legal justification for homicide. This is a lucid and sophisticated account of the complex notion of justification, revolving around a critical discussion of recent trends in the law of self-defense.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521564588
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Law Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

1. The problem of homicide in self-defence; 2. Self-defence as a justification; 3. Self-defence and natural law; 4. The double effect justification; 5. The right of self-defence; 6. Self-defence and the right to life.

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