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Reason, Morality, and LawThe Philosophy of John Finnis$
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John Keown and Robert P. George

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199675500

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675500.001.0001

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Intention and Side Effects

Intention and Side Effects

the Mens Rea for Murder

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(p.109) 7 Intention and Side Effects
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Reason, Morality, and Law
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Anthony Kenny

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675500.003.0008

This chapter begins with a discussion of the concept of intention, as defined by Jeremy Bentham, which secured a dominant position in the thinking of legal academic writers and in the judgments of the courts by the middle of the twentieth century. It then analyses the issue of intention in homicide, drawing upon the arguments of Finnis for specific cases.

Keywords:   intention, homicide, John Finns, judgments, courts

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