Permissible Killing: The Self-Defence Justification of Homicide

Permissible Killing: The Self-Defence Justification of Homicide


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521454087
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/22/2010
Series: Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Law Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1The problem of homicide in self-defence1
1.1The philosophical issues2
1.2How the account proceeds6
Chapter 2Self-defence as a justification9
2.1Self-defence and the complexity of justification and excuse9
2.2Self-defence and legal justification30
Chapter 3Self-defence and natural law57
3.1Possible differences in scope and strength58
3.2A range of views61
3.3Important similarities and differences, and two lines of justification88
Chapter 4The Double Effect justification92
4.1The relevance of Double Effect to self-defence93
4.2Is homicide in self-defence unintended killing?99
4.3Self-preferential homicide and Double Effect130
Chapter 5The right of self-defence156
5.1The right of self-defence158
5.2A positive right of defence177
Chapter 6Self-defence and the right to life194
6.1Forfeiture of the right to life196
6.2Specification of the right to life209
6.3Grounding an appropriate specification218
6.4Concluding remarks227

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