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Criminal Law

Andreas Rahmatian

in Lord Kames

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2015 | ISBN: 9780748676736
Published online January 2016 | e-ISBN: 9781474412315 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676736.003.0010
Criminal Law

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In this chapter Kames's presentation of the history of criminal law, a principal example of his concept of conjectural history, as well as his theoretical ideas of criminal law and especially punishment are discussed. Again, Kames's philosophical concept of criminal law and punishment is a practical application of his moral philosophy which has been dealt with in detail in chapter 3 in particular. The chapter also provides a discussion why Cesare Beccaria, normally most influential in the Enlightenment, seems to have had no influence on Kames.

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Subjects: History of Law

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