Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public Morality

Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public Morality

by Robert P. George
     
 

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Contemporary liberal thinkers commonly suppose that there is something in principle unjust about the legal prohibition of putatively victimless immoralities. Against the prevailing liberal view, Robert P. George defends the proposition that moral laws' can play a legitimate, if subsidiary, role in preserving the moral ecology' of the cultural environment in which… See more details below

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Contemporary liberal thinkers commonly suppose that there is something in principle unjust about the legal prohibition of putatively victimless immoralities. Against the prevailing liberal view, Robert P. George defends the proposition that moral laws' can play a legitimate, if subsidiary, role in preserving the moral ecology' of the cultural environment in which people make the morally significant choices by which they form their characters and influence, for good
or ill, the moral lives of others. George shows that a defence of morals legislation is fully compatible with a pluralistic perfectionist' political theory of civil liberties and public morality.

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"George is an accomplished controversialist; his arguments are always clear, sophisticated, and highly interesting. Making Men Moral deserves the attention of moral, political, and legal theorists."—Choice

"Making Men Moral is a strong defense of morals laws against arguments critical of traditional jurisprudence by contemporary liberal legal scholars."—Modern Age

"...contains much erudition and wisdom worthy of study and reflection."—Modern Age

"There is much to praise in George's book."—Ethics

"This book is clear, incisive, and well argued. I highly recommend it."The Review of Metaphysics

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780191018732
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
08/19/1993
Series:
Clarendon Paperbacks
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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