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Liberalism and the Demands-of-conscience Excuse

Jeremy Horder

in Excusing Crime

Published in print March 2007 | ISBN: 9780199225781
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191715174 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225781.003.0006

Series: Oxford Monographs on Criminal Law and Justice

Liberalism and the Demands-of-conscience Excuse

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This chapter begins with a discussion of liberalism and the scope of excuses. It then discusses the ‘Demands-of-conscience’ excuse, the authority of law to coerce conscience, Raz's argument against conscience-based defences, and the demands-of-conscience excuse and individual rights.

Keywords: liberalism; excuses; demands-of-conscience excuse; individual rights

Chapter.  25888 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law

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