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Law, virtue and justice

Law, virtue and justice

  • ISBN: 9781849461757
  • Editorial: Hart Publishing
  • Lugar de la edición: Oxford. Reino Unido
  • Colección: Law and Practical Reason
  • Encuadernación: Cartoné
  • Medidas: 24 cm
  • Nº Pág.: 321
  • Idiomas: Inglés

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This book explores the relevance of virtue theory to law from a variety of perspectives. The concept of virtue is central in both contemporary ethics and epistemology. In contrast, in law, there has not been a comparable trend toward explaining normativity on the model of virtue theory. In the last few years, however, there has been an increasing interest in virtue theory among legal scholars. 'Virtue jurisprudence' has emerged as a serious candidate for a theory of law and adjudication. Advocates of virtue jurisprudence put primary emphasis on aretaic concepts rather than on duties or consequences. Aretaic concepts are, on this view, crucial for explaining law and adjudication. This book is a collection of essays examining the role of virtue in general jurisprudence as well as in specific areas of the law. Part I puts together a number of papers discussing various philosophical aspects of an approach to law and adjudication based on the virtues. Part II discusses the relationship between law, virtue and character development, with some of the essays selected analysing this relationship by combining both eastern perspectives on virtue and character with western approaches. Parts III and IV examine problems of substantive areas of law, more specifically, criminal law and evidence law, from within a virtue-based framework. Last, Part V discusses the relevance of empathy to our understanding of justice and legal morality.

1. Of Law, Virtue and Justice – An Introduction
Amalia Amaya and Ho Hock Lai
I. Law, Virtue and Legal Reasoning
2. Practical Wisdom in Legal Decision-Making
Claudio Michelon
3. The Role of Virtue in Legal Justification
Amalia Amaya
4. Education and Paternalism: Plato on Virtue and the Law
Sandrine Berges
II. Law, Virtue and Character
5. Neoclassical Public Virtues: Towards an Aretaic Theory of Law-Making (and Law Teaching)
Sherman J Clark
6. Confucian Virtue Jurisprudence
Linghao Wang and Lawrence B Solum
7. The Three Stages of Judges' Self-Development
Mateusz Stêpieñ
III. Virtue Theory and Criminal Law
8. Motivating Intentions, Reciprocal Specification of Ends and the Assessment of Responsibility
Kyron Huigens
9. Liberal Virtue
Ekow N Yankah
10. Virtue, Vice and the Criminal Law – A Response to Huigens and Yankah
RA Duff
IV. Legal Fact-Finding: Aretaic Perspectives
11. Virtues of Truthfulness in Forbearing Wrongs: Client Confidentiality Qualified by Legal Symmetry of Past and Future Harm
Hendrik Kaptein
12. Virtuous Deliberation on the Criminal Verdict
Ho Hock Lai
13. Must Virtue be Particular?
Frederick Schauer
V. Law, Empathy and Justice
14. Empathy, Law and Justice
Michael Slote
15. Empathy in Law (A Response to Slote)
John Deigh
16. On Empathy as a Necessary, but Not Sufficient, Foundation for Justice (A Response to Slote)
Susan J Brison
17. Reply to Deigh and Brison


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