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Rights, Wrongs and Responsibilities

  • Matthew H. Kramer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Nicholas Bamforth
    Pages 1-27
  3. Matthew H. Kramer
    Pages 28-95
  4. W. J. Waluchow
    Pages 96-118
  5. Craig Rotherham
    Pages 148-174
  6. Hillel Steiner
    Pages 225-241
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 242-247

About this book


In this wide-ranging investigation of many prominent issues in contemporary legal and political philosophy, eight distinguished philosophers and legal theorists (including Matthew Kramer, Hillel Steiner, Antony Duff, Sandra Marshall, Wilfrid Waluchow, and Nicholas Bamforth) tackle issues such as the rights of animals and foetuses, the relationship between law and politics, the requirements of justice, the demands of practical rationality, the role of public-policy considerations in legal reasoning, the fundamental characteristics of legal and moral entitlements, the appropriateness of compensation as a means of rectifying mishaps and misdeeds, the extent of individuals' responsibility for the consequences of their choices, and the culpability of failed attempts to commit crimes. Together, the eight principal essays in Rights, Wrongs, and Responsibilities shed philosophical light on public law, criminal law, and most areas of private law as they explore the bearings of the three key concepts in the volume's title.


animals concept essay individual intention law morality philosophy political philosophy politics rationality reason

Editors and affiliations

  • Matthew H. Kramer
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Cambridge UniversityUK
  2. 2.Churchill CollegeCambridgeUK

About the editors

NICHOLAS BAMFORTH University Lecturer in Law, University of Oxford and Fellow, Queen's College, Oxford R.A. DUFF Professor of Philosophy, University of Stirling SANDRA MARSHALL Professor of Philosophy, University of Stirling RICHARD MULLENDER Lecturer in Law, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne CRAIG ROTHERAM Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge HELLEL STEINER Professor of Political Philosophy, University of Manchester W.J.WALUCHOW Professor of Philosophy, McMaster University

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