Virtue Jurisprudence

Virtue Jurisprudence


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This book is the first authoritative text on virtue jurisprudence - the belief that the final end of law is not to maximize preference satisfaction or protect certain rights and privileges, but to promote human flourishing. Scholars of law, philosophy and politics illustrate here the value of the virtue ethics tradition to modern legal theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230552890
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 11/23/2007
Edition description: 2007
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

ANTONY DUFF Professor of Philosophy, University of Stirling, Scotland
HEIDI LI FELDMAN Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, USA
ROBERT GEORGE McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, University of Princeton, USA
KYRON HUIGENS Professor of Law, Cardozo School of Law, USA
ROSALIND HURSTHOUSE Professor of Philosophy, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
SUZANNA SHERRY Cal Turner Professor of Law and Leadership, Vanderbilt University, USA

Table of Contents

An Introduction to Aretaic Theories of Law; C.Farrelly & L.B.Solum The Central Tradition; R.George Prudence, Benevolence, and Negligence: Virtue Ethics and Tort Law; H.Feldman Judges of Character; S.Sherry Civic LiIberalism and the 'Dialogical Model' of Judicial Review; C.Farrelly A Virtue-Centred Account of Equity and the Rule of Law; L.B.Solum Natural Justice; An Aretaic Account of Virtue of Lawfulness; L.B.Solum Virtue, Vice, and Criminal Liability; A.Duff On Aristotelian Criminal Law; A Reply to Duff; K.Huigens Two Ways of Doing the Right Thing; R.Hursthouse

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