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A Most Detestable Crime: New Philosophical Essays on Rape Hardcover – September 9, 1999

ISBN-13: 978-0195120752 ISBN-10: 0195120752

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  • Hardcover: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (September 9, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195120752
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195120752
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,372,006 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"In this interesting collection of essays, attorney and editor Burgess-Jackson traces the historical evolution of the idea of rape in law....this well-written volume will appeal especially to general readers and upper-division undergraduates and above in law, philosophy, and social science."--Choice

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Keith Burgess-Jackson is at University of Texas, Arlington.

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2 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Apugh Balshazar on June 10, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Permit me then to have a thought: Does Herr Burgess not take his pleasing line as it is? Last month I, too, had published something similar to the piece above, following his so-called movie, only to find he has gathered to propose something completely different. It would appear that his ability then rests on what is left of his credibility as he rips through the surface, so that no male can function. But of course he could not have had any other ideas before going out on duty. And even though he is sleepy, he unfortunately tests the soundness of his own convictions, which fail him utterly here. Rather comically, his technique, such as it is, is much too heavily invested in the root population to enable him to organize his meager collection of articles. But such technique is an inconsistent friend, isn't it? Oh well, I guess it beats being a debased academic megastar, but you can tell from his resulting character that he has long since become "abgefressen" (as Herr Burgess himself might put it). These shattered lives, supposedly engaged by everything except this ruthless technique, are really just another case of the pot calling the kettle back again. Such "technique" can, in fact, be quite deadly.

Herr Burgess ought to be ashamed.
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