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Altruism, Welfare and the Law

Authors: Foster, Charles, Herring, Jonathan

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  • ​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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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)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook £39.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-21605-8
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Softcover £49.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-21604-1
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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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