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dc.contributor.authorPeter, Val J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-14T03:12:45Z
dc.date.available2013-02-14T03:12:45Z
dc.date.issued1981en_US
dc.identifier.citation14 Creighton L. Rev. 1379 (1980-1981)en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/39302
dc.description.abstractFIRST PARAGRAPH(S)|My topic is agency and the dilemmas of vicarious morality peculiar to it. Let us first focus on the manifest need built into human relations for one person at certain times to act in the place or stead of another and to make his act count as the other's. This is a need that is at the heart of our being human.| Thus parents make decisions in the name of and on behalf of their children who are simply unable to act for themselves. Similarly a wife makes decisions in the name of and on behalf of her sick husband who cannot act for himself. We say that parents are their children's natural vicars or agents. And in the absence of parents, custom and law provide guardians and conservators who also serve for the sick and the aged. Thus does law enter the scene, responding to and building upon the vicissitudes of human existence...en_US
dc.publisherCreighton University School of Lawen_US
dc.titleVicarious Morality and the Lawen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.rights.holderCreighton Universityen_US
dc.description.volume14en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraskaen_US
dc.title.workCreighton Law Reviewen_US
dc.description.note1980-1981en_US
dc.description.pages1379en_US


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