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SpringerBriefs in Law

Altruism, Welfare and the Law

Authors: Foster, Charles, Herring, Jonathan

  • ​Provocative and controversial questioning of the established way of looking at welfare/best interests
  • Obvious practical relevance to family and medical lawyers, and of interest to professional philosophers, those interested in the history of ideas, and general readers
  • Accessibly and engagingly written, with swashbuckling contempt for technical jargon
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About this book

This book is an assault on the notion that it is empirically accurate and legally and philosophically satisfactory to see humans as atomistic entities. It contends that our welfare is inextricably entangled with that of others, and accordingly law and ethics, in determining our best interests, should recognise the central importance of relationality, the performance of obligations, and (even apparently injurious) altruism.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Foster, Charles (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Altruism and Community: A Biological and Philosophical History

    Foster, Charles (et al.)

    Pages 7-31

  • Rethinking the Welfare and Best Interest Principles

    Foster, Charles (et al.)

    Pages 33-52

  • What Do the Courts Do?

    Foster, Charles (et al.)

    Pages 53-67

  • Putting It into Practice

    Foster, Charles (et al.)

    Pages 69-80

Buy this book

eBook £35.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-21605-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover £44.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-21604-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Altruism, Welfare and the Law
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Law
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-21605-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-21605-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-21604-1
Series ISSN
2192-855X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 82
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