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By Michael J. Zimmerman

The vital objective of this ebook is to enhance and guard an research of the idea that of ethical legal responsibility. The research is impartial concerning competing substantial theories of legal responsibility, even if consequentialist or deontological in personality. What it seeks to do is generate recommendations to a variety of philosophical difficulties bearing on legal responsibility and its program. among those difficulties are deontic paradoxes, the supersession of legal responsibility, conditional legal responsibility, prima facie legal responsibility, actualism and possibilism, dilemmas, supererogation, and cooperation. via advantage of its normative neutrality, the research offers a theoretical framework in which competing theories of legal responsibility may be built and assessed. This examine is a huge contribution to metaethics that may be of specific curiosity to all philosophers all in favour of normative moral theory.

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