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Morality, Politics, and Law / Edition 1
     

Morality, Politics, and Law / Edition 1

by Michael J. Perry
 

ISBN-10: 0195064569

ISBN-13: 9780195064568

Pub. Date: 05/28/1990

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

'This book deals insightfully with fundamental issues: the possibility of moral knowledge and discourse, the relation between the state and its citizens; the nature of constitutional interpretation and the place of the judiciary in developing our moral traditions.... Perry writes with economy but with fervor, connecting philosophy, law, and religion in a way that

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'This book deals insightfully with fundamental issues: the possibility of moral knowledge and discourse, the relation between the state and its citizens; the nature of constitutional interpretation and the place of the judiciary in developing our moral traditions.... Perry writes with economy but with fervor, connecting philosophy, law, and religion in a way that is both challenging and alarming.' - Robert F. Nagel, University of Colorado.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195064568
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/1990
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Proper Relation of Morality to Politics3
IWhat Is "Morality"?7
1The Naturalist Conception of Moral Knowledge9
2A Naturalist Perspective on Moral Reasoning and Moral Relativism24
IIThe Liberal Vision of Morality and Politics55
3A Critique of the Liberal Political-Philosophical Project57
IIIAn Alternative Vision: Towards a Deliberative, Transformative Politics75
4Making Law: The Problem of Coercive Legislation77
5Breaking Law: The Problem of Conscientious Disobedience105
6Interpreting Law: The Problem of Constitutional Adjudication121
Conclusion180
Appendix ANot Taking Rights-Talk Too Seriously185
Appendix BHuman Law and the Conscience of Believers: A Statement of the American Lutheran Church189
Notes209
Index313

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