On Guilt, Responsibility, and Punishment

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University of California Press, Jan 1, 1975 - Law - 183 pages
Selected essays originally published as a book in Danish in 1970. Three had been published before then in English, but the others are new. All deal with concepts common to law and morality. "They function in the same way in legal and moral discourse: guilt determines responsibility, and responsibility punishment. But the conditions under which a person incurs guilt differ according to whether the guilt is legal or moral, as do also the manner in which the responsibility takes effect and the penal reaction itself." Cf. Preface, page v.
 

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Contents

ON GUILT
1
ON RESPONSIBILITY
13
To be responsible for something means being
20
the traditional opposition between
27
THE AIM OF PUNISHMENT
33
THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST PUNISHMENT
67
ON DETERMINISM AND MORALITYcontinued
89
ON DETERMINISM AND MORALITY
101
HE COULD HAVE ACTED OTHERWISE
159
Index
181
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