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The ivory tower : essays in philosophy and public policy

Author: Anthony Kenny
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; New York, NY, USA : B. Blackwell, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author shows that philosophy can be concerned with matters of life and death. He deals with the way in which murder is to be defined, with the logic and ethics of nuclear warfare and deterrence  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Kenny
ISBN: 0631139850 9780631139850 0631158375 9780631158370
OCLC Number: 11786121
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 137 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Philosophy and law --
Direct and oblique intention and malice aforethought --
Intention and mens rea in murder --
Duress per minas as a defence to crime --
The expert in court --
pt. 2. Philosophy and war --
Counterforce and countervalue --
Better dead than Red --
The logic and ethics of nuclear deterrence --
Risk, recklessness, and extravagance --
Epilogue --
Enemies of academic freedom.
Responsibility: Anthony Kenny.

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