Creon's Ghost Law Justice and the Humanities

Creon's Ghost Law Justice and the Humanities

by Tomain
     
 

Creon's Ghost examines the enduring problem of the relationship between man's law and a "higher" law from the perspective of core humanities texts and through discussion of hotly debated contemporary legal conundrums. Today, such issues as intelligent design in school curricula, same-sex marriage, and faith-based government grants are all examples of the

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Creon's Ghost examines the enduring problem of the relationship between man's law and a "higher" law from the perspective of core humanities texts and through discussion of hotly debated contemporary legal conundrums. Today, such issues as intelligent design in school curricula, same-sex marriage, and faith-based government grants are all examples of the interaction between man's law and some other set of moral principles. As these debates are considered in this book, the author uses texts such as Antigone and Plato's Republic and pairs them with the most important jurisprudence texts of the 20th century to explore different approaches to the contemporary conflict or court ruling under consideration.

Creon's Ghost demonstrates that the humanities can both illuminate our understanding of contemporary problems and that "classic" texts can be read alongside jurisprudential texts, thus enriching our understanding of and appreciation for law.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195333411
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/16/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. I Creon's Ghost 1

Ch. II Shadows and Light 33

Ch. III Rule and Measure 63

Ch. IV The Ancient Courts of Ancient Men 93

Ch. V Law Breaking 125

Ch. VI Law's Practical Theory 157

Ch. VII Timeliness and Justice 187

Ch. VIII A Poet Dies 217

Conclusion 245

Notes 255

Index 303

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