Oblique intent

Why the name? Well criminal law afficionados will recognise the phrase 'oblique intent' as referring to a problem of mens rea:can a person who intends to do x (such as setting fire to a building to scare the occupants) also be said to have an intention to kill if one of the occupants dies? This is a problem that has consumed an inordinate amount of time in the appeal courts and in the legal journals, and can be taken to represent a certain kind of approach to legal theory. My approach is intended to be more oblique to this mainstream approach, and thus to raise different kinds of questions and issues. Hence the name.

Friday, 29 June 2012

On holiday

Many thanks to everyone who has visited this blog over the last few months. It has has been fun to write, and pleasing to know that it is of interest to at least a few people out there. I am taking a break now for a couple of months - part vacation but also to complete some other writing projects. I will be back on a regular basis at the end of August, and hope you will rejoin me then.

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