This title was first published in 2001. Legal systems are posited on the assumption that people are rational intentional agents who can choose to follow or break the law. This book connects the common interests of lawyers and philosophers in the meaning of intention and its relation to responsibility in legal, moral and political contexts.
Table of Contents
1. The Intention Project, Ngaire Naffine, Rosemary Owens and John Williams. Part I: The Philosophy of Intention. 2. How Decision Theory Illuminates Assignments of Moral Responsibility, Frank Jackson. 3. Irresistible Impulse, Michael Smith. 4. Intention and Agency, Grant Gillett. Part II: Intention and Individual Responsibility. 5. Negotiating Intentions in Trials of Guilt and Punishment, Ian D Leader-Elliott. 6. Intention in the Law of Murder, Sir Anthony Mason. 7. Mens Rea in Tort Law, Peter Cane. 8. Tales of Intention: Storytelling and the Rhetoricity of Judgment, Sandra Berns. 9. Intention: Meaning in Relation. 10. Intention to Contract: Public Act of Private Sentiment, Margaret Thornton. Part III: Intention and the Collective. 11. Collective Intentions, Philip Pettit. 12. Bad Faith and Bad Intentions in Corporate Law, Suzanne Corcoran. 13. Postulated Authors and Hypothetical Intentions, Natalie Stoljar. 14. Legislative Intent and Democratic Decision Making, Tom Campbell. 15. Constitutional Intention: The Limits of Originalism, John Williams. Part IV: Beyond Intention? 16. Intention Versus Reactive Fault, John Braithwaite.