Law's Meaning of Life: Philosophy, Religion, Darwin and the Legal Person

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The perennial question posed by the philosophically-inclined lawyer is "What is law?" or perhaps "What is the nature of law?" This book poses an associated (but no less fundamental) question about law which has received much less attention in the legal literature. This question is: "Who is law for?" Whenever people go to law, they are judged for their suitability as legal persons. They are given or refused rights and duties on the basis of ideas about who matters. These ideas are basic to legal-decision making. They form ...

Law's Meaning of Life: Philosophy, Religion, Darwin and the Legal Person 2009, Hart Publishing, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9781841138664

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