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The Resource Freedom and criminal responsibility in American legal thought, Thomas Andrew Green

Freedom and criminal responsibility in American legal thought, Thomas Andrew Green

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Freedom and criminal responsibility in American legal thought
Title
Freedom and criminal responsibility in American legal thought
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Andrew Green
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As the first full-length study of twentieth-century American legal academics wrestling with the problem of free will versus determinism in the context of criminal responsibility, this book deals with one of the most fundamental problems in criminal law. Thomas Andrew Green chronicles legal academic ideas from the Progressive Era critiques of free will-based (and generally retributive) theories of criminal responsibility to the midcentury acceptance of the idea of free will as necessary to a criminal law conceived of in practical moral-legal terms that need not accord with scientific fact to the late-in-century insistence on the compatibility of scientific determinism with moral and legal responsibility and with a modern version of the retributivism that the Progressives had attacked. Foregrounding scholars' language and ideas, Green invites readers to participate in reconstructing an aspect of the past that is central to attempts to work out bases for moral judgment, legal blame, and criminal punishment"--
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Green, Thomas Andrew
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Criminal liability
  • Liberty
  • Law (philosophical concept)
Label
Freedom and criminal responsibility in American legal thought, Thomas Andrew Green
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 504 pages
Isbn
9780521854603
Lccn
2014014938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)877852735
Label
Freedom and criminal responsibility in American legal thought, Thomas Andrew Green
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 504 pages
Isbn
9780521854603
Lccn
2014014938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)877852735

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