The New Philosophy of Criminal Law

2016.02.33 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Chad Flanders and Zachary Hoskins (eds.), The New Philosophy of Criminal Law, Rowman and Littlefield, 2016, 276pp., $39.95 (pbk),
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2016.02.33 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Chad Flanders and Zachary Hoskins (eds.), The New Philosophy of Criminal Law, Rowman and Littlefield, 2016, 276pp., $39.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781783484140. Reviewed by Larry Alexander, University of San Diego School of Law This is an aggravating book. Its title suggests why a journal dedicated to reviewing philosophical books would commission a review of it. But the title is quite misleading in that respect. The "the" in the title suggests something singular rather than what the book delivers: thirteen different essays, each by a different author, and most on discrete topics quite unconnected to each other. The "new" in the title surely oversells. The essays are all original, but their topics are long-debated ones. And finally, "philosophy" implies that the essays will be philosophical in nature -- that is, analyzing concepts or presenting normative arguments derived from normative first principles, and engaging. . .

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