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Free Will and the Law : New Perspectives (Hardcover)
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This collection critically discusses the ground-breaking contribution of philosopher and appellate judge, David Hodgson, to the free will debate, and the significance of his contribution to the philosophy of law. Bringing together many of the world’s leading theorists of free will and legal philosophy, the work divides into two parts: the first explores Hodgson’s libertarian view of agency in the context of the free will debate; the second examines his libertarianism in relation to central issues in legal philosophy. The volume’s importance therefore lies in assessing Hodgson’s distinctive libertarian theory of free will while also exploring new directions in applying that theory to enduring questions about mitigation of punishment, the responsibility of judges, the nature of legal reasoning, and the criminal law process more generally.