Criminal Law and Philosophy 9 (3):443-456 (2015)

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This essay explores what we might mean by good and evil, and argues that these terms remain salient for a critical, socio-historical, understanding of criminal law. It draws upon a meta-ethics of freedom and solidarity to explain what good means in recent mercy killing cases in England and Wales, and what evil means in Arendt’s phrase, the ‘banality of evil’
Keywords Law  Critique  Ethics  Good  Evil  Mercy killing  Arendt
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