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Where Law and Morality Meet

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Through a variety of arguments, Where Law and Morality Meet highlights both some surprising affinities and some striking divergences between morality and law.
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Overview

Through a variety of arguments, Where Law and Morality Meet highlights both some surprising affinities and some striking divergences between morality and law.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199274192
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 12/30/2004
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Matthew H. Kramer is Professor of Legal and Political Philosophy at the University of Cambridge, Fellow of Churchill College, and Director of the Cambridge Forum for Legal and Political Philosophy.

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Table of Contents

PREFACE
CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
PART I — WHERE LAW AND MORALITY MEET: LEGAL POSITIVISM AND THE IDENTIFICATION OF LEGAL NORMS
CHAPTER 1: HOW MORAL PRINCIPLES CAN ENTER INTO THE LAW
CHAPTER 2: THROWING LIGHT ON THE ROLE OF MORAL PRINCIPLES IN THE LAW: FURTHER REFLECTIONS
CHAPTER 3: ON MORALITY AS A NECESSARY OR SUFFICIENT CONDITION FOR LEGALITY
CHAPTER 4: OF FINAL THINGS: MORALITY AS ONE OF THE ULTIMATE DETERMINANTS OF LEGAL VALIDITY
PART II — WHERE LAW AND MORALITY DIVERGE: LEGAL POSITIVISM REAFFIRMED
CHAPTER 5: LEGAL POSITIVISM DEFENDED
CHAPTER 6: ON THE MORAL STATUS OF THE RULE OF LAW
CHAPTER 7: ON THE SEPARABILITY OF LAW AND MORALITY
PART III — FROM LEGAL PHILOSOPHY TO MORAL PHILOSOPHY: AFFINITIES BETWEEN LAW AND MORALITY
CHAPTER 8: MORAL RIGHTS AND THE LIMITS OF THE 'OUGHT'-IMPLIES-'CAN' PRINCIPLE: WHY IMPECCABLE INTENTIONS ARE NO EXCUSE

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