Defaming the dead /
Don Herzog.
imprint
New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2017]
description
xii, 270 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN
0300221541, 9780300221541
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imprint
New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2017]
isbn
0300221541
9780300221541
contents note
Embezzled, diddled and popped -- Tort's landscape -- Speak no evil -- Legal dilemmas -- Corpse desecration -- "This will always be there".
abstract
"Do the dead have rights? In a persuasive argument, Don Herzog makes the case that the deceased's interests should be protected. This is a delightfully deceptive works that start out with a simple, seemingly arcane question: can you libel or slander the dead? and develops it outward, tackling larger and larger implications, until it ends up straddling the borders between law, culture, philosophy, and the meaning of life. A full answer to this question requires legal scholar Don Herzog to consider what tort law is actually designed to protect, what differences death makes (and what differences it doesn't) and why we value what we value. Herzog is one of those rare scholarly writers who can make the most abstract argument compelling and entertaining"--Book jacket.
catalogue key
11231440
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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