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The moral agency of corporations and its implications for criminal law theory

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This thesis analyses the corporation, a business entity, as a form of group agent and considers its treatment under criminal law. I use group agency theory, drawn from the philosophy of action, to explain how a corporation can be a rational, moral agent with an existence separate from its individual human members' existence. Sceptics about corporate entity often tie moral agency to emotional capacity, something that many theorists, including many who defend the existence of corporate agenc...

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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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