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The Resource Identity, Personhood and the Law, by Charles Foster, Jonathan Herring, (electronic resource)

Identity, Personhood and the Law, by Charles Foster, Jonathan Herring, (electronic resource)

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Identity, Personhood and the Law
Title
Identity, Personhood and the Law
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by Charles Foster, Jonathan Herring
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Language
eng
Summary
This book is an examination of how the law understands human identity and the whole notion of ‘human being’. On these two notions the law, usually unconsciously, builds the superstructure of ‘human rights’. It explores how the law understands the concept of a human being, and hence a person who is entitled to human rights. This involves a discussion of the legal treatment of those of so-called "marginal personhood" (e.g. high functioning non-human animals; humans of limited intellectual capacity, and fetuses). It also considers how we understand our identity as people, and hence how we fall into different legal categories: such as gender, religion and so on. The law makes a number of huge assumptions about some fundamental issues of human identity and authenticity – for instance that we can talk meaningfully about the entity that we call ‘our self’. Until now it has rarely, if ever, identified those assumptions, let alone interrogated them. This failure has led to the law being philosophically dubious and sometimes demonstrably unfit for purpose. Its failure is increasingly hard to cover up. What should happen legally, for instance, when a disease such as dementia eliminates or radically transforms all the characteristics that most people regard as foundational to the ‘self’? This book seeks to plug these gaps in the literature.--
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non fiction
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Herring, Jonathan.
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  • Springer eBooks
  • SpringerBriefs in Law,
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  • Law
  • Political science
  • Law
  • Human rights
  • Self
  • Identity (Psychology)
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Identity, Personhood and the Law, by Charles Foster, Jonathan Herring, (electronic resource)
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978-3-319-53459-6
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1 online resource (VII, 70 pages)
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  • electronic
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9783319534596
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10.1007/978-3-319-53459-6
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(OCoLC)976166574
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Identity, Personhood and the Law, by Charles Foster, Jonathan Herring, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-53459-6
Publication
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mixed
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
978-3-319-53459-6
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (VII, 70 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783319534596
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uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-53459-6
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)976166574

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