Lecture: Arthur Ripstein on ‘Means and Ends’: London School of Economics, 16 January 2015, 6pm

“Legal doctrine often focuses on means rather than ends. In an action for breach of contract, the court asks only whether promisor performed as promised, and takes no account of what either promisor or promisee expected to gain by the transaction. The criminal law inquires into how the criminal was trying to accomplish some purpose, not what the purpose was. Most crimes are committed to get money, a purpose of which the law otherwise approves …” (more)

[Hart Publishing, December]

First posted 2014-12-10 16:35:20

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