The Resource Human thriving and the law, Charles Foster and Jonathan Herring

Human thriving and the law, Charles Foster and Jonathan Herring

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Human thriving and the law
Title
Human thriving and the law
Statement of responsibility
Charles Foster and Jonathan Herring
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Language
eng
Summary
The idea of the Good Life - of what constitutes human thriving, is, implicitly, the foundation and justification of the law. The law exists to hold societies together; to hold in tension the rights of individuals as against individuals, the rights of individuals as against various types of non-humans such as corporations (and vice versa), and the rights of individuals individuals as against the state (and vice versa). In democratic states, laws inhibit some freedoms in the name of greater, or more desirable freedoms. The only justification for law is surely that it tends to promote human thriving. But what is the Good Life? What does it mean to live a thriving life? There has been no want of discussion, at least since the great Athenians. But surprisingly, since human thriving is its sole raison d'etre, the law has been slow to contribute to the conversation. This book aims to start and facilitate this conversation. It aims to: -make lawyers ask: 'What is the law for?', and conclude that it is to maximise human thriving; -make lawyers ask: 'But what does human thriving mean?'; -make judges and advocates ask: 'How can a judgment about the best interests of a patient be satisfactory unless its basis is made clear?'
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Foster, Charles
Index
no index present
LC call number
KF3825
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Herring, Jonathan
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  • Health facilities
  • Medical care
  • LAW
  • Criminal or forensic psychology
  • Social issues & processes
  • Jurisprudence & philosophy of law
  • Business ethics & social responsibility
  • Human rights
  • Health facilities
  • Medical care
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Human thriving and the law, Charles Foster and Jonathan Herring
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What does the law say about human thriving? -- The idea of human thriving : a brief history -- What makes humans happy? -- Thriving, care and vulnerability -- Making it work : ideas of human thriving in practice -- Conclusion
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783030011352
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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SpringerLink
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
com.springer.onix.9783030011352
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1055763250
  • (OCoLC)on1055763250
Label
Human thriving and the law, Charles Foster and Jonathan Herring
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What does the law say about human thriving? -- The idea of human thriving : a brief history -- What makes humans happy? -- Thriving, care and vulnerability -- Making it work : ideas of human thriving in practice -- Conclusion
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783030011352
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
SpringerLink
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
com.springer.onix.9783030011352
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1055763250
  • (OCoLC)on1055763250

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