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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: November 2019

2 - Law and the Vulnerable Self


The chapter argues in favour of the concept of universal vulnerability. That is, that we are all vulnerable in our human nature. It claims that societal resources enable some people to better respond to their vulnearbility. It rejects the idea there are groups of people that should be classified as vulnerable. Rather, it argues that we should all be seen as equally vulnerable. It explores the potential impact of this model for the law.