Defaming the Dead

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Defaming the Dead
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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.

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9780300221541
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Hardcover
Publication Date: 
March 28, 2017