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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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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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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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Critical legal theory

in Philosophy of Law

February 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Law; Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law. 5911 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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dignity

Overview page. Subjects: International Law — Philosophy.

While in ordinary thought dignity is something some people have more than others, and undignified moments are a pitfall for all of us, in moral philosophy, especially that of Kant, dignity...

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double effect

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Law.

The doctrine of double effect is an exception to the general law of murder which recognises that the administration of medication to patients in the terminal phase of a terminal ...

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DWORKIN, Ronald Myles (1931 - 2013), Bentham Professor of Jurisprudence, University College London, 2004–08, then Emeritus (Quain Professor of Jurisprudence, 1998–2004)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education; History; Arts and Humanities; Philosophy; History of Law; Law; Courts and Procedure; Intellectual History; Literature. 274 words.

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