On Persons

Neil MacCormick

in Institutions of Law

Published in print January 2007 | ISBN: 9780198267911
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191714832 | DOI:

Series: Law, State, and Practical Reason

 On Persons

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This chapter analyzes the most basic normative attribute known to law, that of being a person. Specifically, it addresses the question: What is a person? The chapter then considers the various capacities of persons — both passive ones and active ones — and concludes with a discussion of status.

Keywords: passive capacity; active capacity; capacity responsibility; transactional capacity; status; corporations

Chapter.  12521 words. 

Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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