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The Legacy of H.L.A. HartLegal, Political, and Moral Philosophy$
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Matthew H. Kramer, Claire Grant, Ben Colburn, and Antony Hatzistavrou

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199542895

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542895.001.0001

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Some Reflections on Hart and Honoré, Causation in the Law 1

Some Reflections on Hart and Honoré, Causation in the Law 1

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(p.143) 8 Some Reflections on Hart and Honoré, Causation in the Law 1
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The Legacy of H.L.A. Hart
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Judith Jarvis Thomson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542895.003.0008

This chapter maintains that there is no satisfactory analysis of causation in non-causal terms in the huge philosophical literature on the topic. It concludes that, although no such analysis is available, legal decision-makers can rely on many serviceable generalizations that render such an analysis superfluous.

Keywords:   causation, H. L. A. Hart, Tony Honoré, philosophical analysis

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