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acts and omissions

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Philosophy.

The moral distinction between acts and omissions amounts to the claim that there is a morally significant difference between a particular action and a corresponding failure to act, even...

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Albert Venn Dicey

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Philosophy.

(1835–1922)

A. V. Dicey was born at Lutterworth in Leicestershire on 4 February 1835 and died in Oxford on 7 April 1922. His father, a Cambridge graduate, was proprietor of ...

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Benjamin Nathan Cardozo

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Philosophy.

(1870–1938)

Benjamin Cardozo was an American jurist, the most widely known and influential state court judge of his era. Although he briefly served at the end of his career on ...

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Bentham, Jeremy (1748–1832), philosopher, jurist, and reformer

F. Rosen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Philosophy; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Politics. 13537 words.

Bentham, Jeremy (1748–1832), philosopher, jurist, and reformer, was born on 4 February 1748 in Church Lane, Houndsditch, London, the eldest of the seven children of Jeremiah Bentham...

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bivalence

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Law.

In classical logic and generally, statements are either true or false, and must be one or the other. This is called the principle of bivalence. The principle also applies to ...

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Burnett, James, Lord Monboddo (bap. 1714, d. 1799), judge and philosopher

Iain Maxwell Hammett.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Philosophy; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 2067 words.

Burnett, James, Lord Monboddo (bap. 1714, d. 1799), judge and philosopher, was born at Monboddo, near Fordoun, Kincardineshire, and baptized on 25 October 1714. He was the eldest surviving...

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Cahn, Edmond Nathaniel

Edward M. Wise.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Philosophy; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1346 words.

Cahn, Edmond Nathaniel (17 January 1906–09 August 1964), lawyer, law teacher, and legal philosopher, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Edgar Mayer Cahn, a prominent lawyer, and...

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Coke, Zachary (bap. 1618?), logician and lawyer

Roland Hall.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Education; Philosophy. 476 words.

Coke, Zachary (bap. 1618?), logician and lawyer, was the son of Thomas Coke, of Cornwall; he may have been the Zachary Cocke baptized at St Andrew's, Plymouth, on 27 December 1618. Coke was...

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constructive

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Law.

Adj.

Describing anything that is deemed by law to exist or to have happened, even though that is not in fact the case.

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Critical legal theory

in Philosophy of Law

May 2006; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Law; Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law. 4380 words.

‘Critical legal theory’ examines how critical thought repudiates what is taken to be the natural order of things, be it patriarchy (in the case of feminist jurisprudence), the conception of...

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