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Relating to Responsibility: Essays in Honour of Tony Honore on His 80th Birthday

Edited by: Peter Gardner John Cane

ISBN13: 9781841132105
ISBN: 1841132101
Published: October 2001
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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The essays in this volume, written by eight of the world's leading legal theorists and philosophers, began life as papers presented at seminars (held in Canberra and New York) devoted to the ideas of Tony Honor, who is one of the most important legal thinkers of his generation. The focus is on issues dealt with in Honor's recent book, ""Responsibility and Fault"" (1999), including determinism and luck, causation, outcome responsibility, and the morality of strict liability. Honor's book, and these essays, discuss fundamental questions about the relationship between moral and legal responsibility. They explore the contribution that the philosophy of action and of mind can make to understanding the law.

Responsibility and self-control, Michael Smith
the capacity to have done otherwise - an agent-centred view, Philip Pettit
private law and private narratives, Arthur Ripstein
Honore on responsibility for outcomes, Stephen R. Perry
responsibility and fault - a relational and functional approach to responsibility, Peter Cane
obligations and outcomes in the law of torts, John Gardner
unpacking "causation", Jane Stapleton
private law - between visionaries and bricoleurs, William Lucy
appreciations and responses, Tony Honore.