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The Resource Causation and Responsibility : an Essay in Law, Morals, and Metaphysics

Causation and Responsibility : an Essay in Law, Morals, and Metaphysics

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Causation and Responsibility : an Essay in Law, Morals, and Metaphysics
Title
Causation and Responsibility
Title remainder
an Essay in Law, Morals, and Metaphysics
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The concept of causation is fundamental to ascribing moral and legal responsibility for events. Yet the precise relationship between causation and responsibility remains unclear. This book clarifies that relationship through an analysis of the best accounts of causation in metaphysics, and a critique of the confusion in legal doctrine
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Moore, Michael S
Dewey number
345/.04
Index
no index present
LC call number
K579.C34.M667 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Proximate cause (Law)
  • Causation (Criminal law)
  • Causation (Criminal law)
  • Liability (Law)
  • Metaphysics
  • Causation (Criminal law)
  • Liability (Law)
  • Metaphysics
  • Proximate cause (Law)
Label
Causation and Responsibility : an Essay in Law, Morals, and Metaphysics
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Table of Contents; List of Cases; List of Statutes; I. THE ROLE OF CAUSATION IN MORAL AND LEGAL RESPONSIBILITY; 1. The Embedding of Causation in Legal Liability Doctrines; 2. Causation and Moral Blameworthiness; 3. Causation and the Permissibility of Consequentialist Justification within Agent-Relative Morality and the Law; II. PRESUPPOSITIONS ABOUT THE NATURE OF CAUSATION BY LEGAL DOCTRINES; 4. The Law's Own Characterizations of its Causal Requirements; 5. The Prima Facie Demands of the Law on the Concept of Causation; 6. Pruning the Law's Demands on a Concept of Causation
  • III. THE FIRST BLIND ALLEY: THE ATTEMPT TO REPLACE PROXIMATE CAUSATION WITH CULPABILITY AS A PREREQUISITE FOR LEGAL LIABILITY7. 'Negligence in the Air Will not Do'; 8. Conceptual Problems in Applying the Harm-within-the-Risk Test to Crimes/Torts of Negligence; 9. Normative Problems in Applying the Harm-within-the-Risk Test to Crimes/Torts of Negligence; 10. The Descriptive Inaccuracy of the Harm-within-the-Risk Analysis as Measuring Proximate Causation; IV. THE LEGAL PRESUPPOSITION OF THERE BEING 'INTERVENING CAUSES'; 11. The Legal Doctrines of Intervening Causation
  • 12. The Lack of any Metaphysical Basis for the Doctrines of Intervening Causation13. The Superfluity of Accomplice Liability; V. THE METAPHYSICS OF CAUSAL RELATA; 14. A Prolegomenon to the Issue of Causal Relata; 15. The Facts, Events, States of Affairs, and Tropes Debate; VI. THE METAPHYSICS OF THE CAUSAL RELATION; 16. Counterfactual Conditionals; 17. The Counterfactual Theory of Causation; 18. The Role of Counterfactual Dependence as an Independent, Non-causal Desert-determiner; 19. Generalist Theories of Causation; 20. Singularist Theories of Causation
  • Appendix: Contract Law and Causation: An IllustrationBibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W
Control code
960166045
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (634 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191555169
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)960166045
Label
Causation and Responsibility : an Essay in Law, Morals, and Metaphysics
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Table of Contents; List of Cases; List of Statutes; I. THE ROLE OF CAUSATION IN MORAL AND LEGAL RESPONSIBILITY; 1. The Embedding of Causation in Legal Liability Doctrines; 2. Causation and Moral Blameworthiness; 3. Causation and the Permissibility of Consequentialist Justification within Agent-Relative Morality and the Law; II. PRESUPPOSITIONS ABOUT THE NATURE OF CAUSATION BY LEGAL DOCTRINES; 4. The Law's Own Characterizations of its Causal Requirements; 5. The Prima Facie Demands of the Law on the Concept of Causation; 6. Pruning the Law's Demands on a Concept of Causation
  • III. THE FIRST BLIND ALLEY: THE ATTEMPT TO REPLACE PROXIMATE CAUSATION WITH CULPABILITY AS A PREREQUISITE FOR LEGAL LIABILITY7. 'Negligence in the Air Will not Do'; 8. Conceptual Problems in Applying the Harm-within-the-Risk Test to Crimes/Torts of Negligence; 9. Normative Problems in Applying the Harm-within-the-Risk Test to Crimes/Torts of Negligence; 10. The Descriptive Inaccuracy of the Harm-within-the-Risk Analysis as Measuring Proximate Causation; IV. THE LEGAL PRESUPPOSITION OF THERE BEING 'INTERVENING CAUSES'; 11. The Legal Doctrines of Intervening Causation
  • 12. The Lack of any Metaphysical Basis for the Doctrines of Intervening Causation13. The Superfluity of Accomplice Liability; V. THE METAPHYSICS OF CAUSAL RELATA; 14. A Prolegomenon to the Issue of Causal Relata; 15. The Facts, Events, States of Affairs, and Tropes Debate; VI. THE METAPHYSICS OF THE CAUSAL RELATION; 16. Counterfactual Conditionals; 17. The Counterfactual Theory of Causation; 18. The Role of Counterfactual Dependence as an Independent, Non-causal Desert-determiner; 19. Generalist Theories of Causation; 20. Singularist Theories of Causation
  • Appendix: Contract Law and Causation: An IllustrationBibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W
Control code
960166045
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (634 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191555169
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)960166045

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