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Harm principles

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Many philosophers and legal theorists have spent time arguing for or against ‘the harm principle’. Their arguments can be evaluated only once we know what that principle is. But the literature in question contains no single harm principle; it contains many harm principles. And many objections pressed against ‘the harm principle’ are objections to only some of these principles. To make progress with the question of whether any harm principle is sound, we must thus distinguish between the di...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1017/S135232521500004X

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Law, Law Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Legal Theory Journal website
Volume:
20
Issue:
04
Pages:
253-285
Publication date:
2014-12-05
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EISSN:
1469-8048
ISSN:
1352-3252
URN:
uuid:2f7e5ff5-c069-4e05-809b-500af676a689
Source identifiers:
602484
Local pid:
pubs:602484

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