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Intention and Identity: Collected Essays Volume II

John Finnis


This volume contains nineteen published and unpublished chapters from 1987 to 2009. They are grouped into four parts. The chapters in the first part examine the ways in which being a person grounds the equality of all human beings, acknowledged as law's point even in Roman law and, rather shakily, in modern legal theory (Kelsen, Hart, Dworkin); legal rules can be seen as relationships between persons; persons are primary bearers of meaning and objects of legal interpretation, various aspects of personal identity (both natural and acquired by self-determination) are depicted by Aquinas and Shak ... More

Keywords: identity, equality, Hart, Kelsen, Dworkin, Singer, group acts, brain death, PVS, embryonic life

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199580064
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580064.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Finnis, author
Professor of Law and Legal Philosophy Emeritus at Oxford University and Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame
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