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

Addressing the proper relation of moral and religious belief to politics and law, especially constitutional law, Perry here discusses whether a common moral foundation exists that is capable of providing, in a diverse social system like ours, consistent guidelines for handling divisive political, policy, religious and constitutional disputes. His study represents a

Overview

Addressing the proper relation of moral and religious belief to politics and law, especially constitutional law, Perry here discusses whether a common moral foundation exists that is capable of providing, in a diverse social system like ours, consistent guidelines for handling divisive political, policy, religious and constitutional disputes. His study represents a distinctive position in the vast and growing literature on the moral foundations of liberal political and legal life.

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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