Journal of Moral Philosophy 14 (3):339-352 (2017)

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Thom Brooks
Durham University
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This review article critically examines R. A. Duff and Stuart P. Green’s wide-ranging Philosophical Foundations of Criminal Law. The book captures well a crucial debate at the heart of its topic: is morality a key for understanding criminal law? I first consider legal moralism arguments answering this question in the affirmative and argue they should be rejected. I next consider alternatives to argue that philosophers of criminal law should look beyond legal moralism for more compelling theories about criminal law.
Keywords Criminal Law  Legal Theory  Morality
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DOI 10.1163/17455243-01403001
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Responsibility, Citizenship, and Criminal Law.R. A. Duff - 2011 - In Antony Duff & Stuart P. Green (eds.), Philosophical Foundations of Criminal Law. Oxford University Press. pp. 125--148.
Criminal Law as Public Law.Malcolm Thorburn - 2011 - In Antony Duff & Stuart P. Green (eds.), Philosophical Foundations of Criminal Law. Oxford University Press. pp. 21--43.
Republicanism and the Foundations of Criminal Law.R. Dagger - 2011 - In Antony Duff & Stuart P. Green (eds.), Philosophical Foundations of Criminal Law. Oxford University Press. pp. 44--66.

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