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The Question: Who is Law For?
Is this the Right Question? The Question Disputed
Matching Law to Life: the Question Affirmed
The Concept of the Person and its Problematic Nature
Instability of the Concept of the Legal Person
Social Significance of the Concept and its Implications for Justice
Social Significance of the Concept and its Implications for Justice
Law’s Changing Community of Persons
The Mission
Finding the Legal Person
The Debate: Legalists v Realists
The Religionists
The Naturalists
Setting the Boundaries of Personhood
Disciplinary Influences
The Thinkers and their Creation Stories
Etymology of Persons
Strictly Legal Persons
Law as a Closed System
The Legal Person as Legal Language Use
Hart and Wittgenstein
Keeping the Legal Legal
Loosening the Strictures
The Legal Person as Cluster Concept
Division Between Persons and Property
Chameleon Nature of Personality Strictly Conceived
The Legalist’s Person in the Courtroom
Can we be Strict about Persons?
Hohfeld on Legal Conceptions
Real Uses of Persons
Moral Agents and Responsibility
Creation Story
The Legal and the Philosophical Person
Influence of Kant
Gray on Legal Persons and the Rational Will
Will Theory of the Person
Respect for Persons and Responsibility
The Legal Subject of Criminal Law
Two Criminal Legal Thinkers
The Uncompromising Michael Moore
John Gardner: the English Rationalist
Are We Really So Rational?
Persons of Limited Reason
Ronald Dworkin on the Patient as Author of a Life
Rationalists on Non-persons
Recognising Reason
Emotional Intelligence
The Divine Spark: the Principle of Human Sanctity
Ronald Dworkin on Human Sanctity
The Human Person and the Catholic Church
John Finnis on Law’s Person
See Airedale NHS Trust v Bland[1993] AC 789
Human and Non-human Animals: the Implications of Darwin
What We might have Expected after Darwin
Intelligent Design and Kitzmiller v Dover
Humans as Animals
Dismantling the Human/Animal Divide
Peter Singer and the Levelling of Humans
The Cases of Baby Theresa and Baby Fae
Animal Lawyers and the Elevation of Animals
Steven Wise and the Intelligent Apes
Gary Francione and the Abolition of Property in Animals
Legal Response
Cass Sunstein: Questioning the Species Divide
Buttressing Humanity
Embodiment: Humans as Biological Beings
Kant and the Body in Law
Principle of Bodily Integrity
Humbling Naturalism of Gray and Fernandez-Armesto
Jennifer Nedelsky and the Bounded Self
Reconciling Agency and Animality
Cash Value
Four Metaphysical Approaches
A Fifth Approach: the Relational Person
Distinctive Nature of the Legal Enterprise
Why Law is Still Flexible
Should Personality be Severed From Human Beings?
Implications for Justice
The Myths We Live by
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Law's Meaning of Life by Ngaire Naffine

Law's Meaning of Life by Ngaire Naffine

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