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Title: Responsible Agency in the Criminal Process
Author(s): Duff, R A
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Editor(s): McCay, Allan
Sevel, Michael
Citation: Duff RA (2019) Responsible Agency in the Criminal Process. In: McCay A & Sevel M (eds.) Free Will and the Law: New Perspectives. Applied Legal Philosophy. London: Routledge, pp. 126-143.
Issue Date: 2019
Date Deposited: 21-Oct-2020
Series/Report no.: Applied Legal Philosophy
Abstract: First paragraph: I did not meet David Hodgson until 2003, at a legal and social philosophy congress in Sweden; but I had first come across his work when, as a postgraduate student, I read his first book in the 1960s (Hodgson 1967). The book offered a characteristically meticulous critique of utilitarianism (in both its “act” and its “rule” versions) as a decision procedure: We cannot efficiently serve utility, Hodgson argued, by thinking and acting either as act utilitarians or as rule utilitarians. That kind of critique has, of course, become familiar, as have various utilitarian responses to it; but Hodgson did much to show its significance, and to work out in detail just how it could be best articulated.
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