Confronting Injustice: Moral History and Political Theory

Confronting Injustice: Moral History and Political Theory

by David Lyons


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199662555
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 07/24/2013
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 5.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

David Lyons is Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Law at Boston University. He has been awarded numerous fellowships and awards over his career, and is a member of the American Philosophical Association; the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy (and past Vice-President thereof); the American Political Science Association; the American Section of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy; and the Association of American law Schools. He serves on several journal editorial boards.

Table of Contents

1. The Balance of Injustice and the War for Independence
2. Slavery and the Rule of Law in Early Virginia
3. The Legal Entrenchment of Illegality
4. Unfinished Business: Racial Junctures in US History and Their Legacy
5. Corrective Justice, Equal Opportunity, and the Legacy of Slavery and Jim Crow
6. Normal Law, Nearly Just Societies, and Other Myths of Legal Theory
7. Moral Judgment, Historical Reality, and Civil Disobedience
8. Political Responsibility and Resistance to Civil Government
9. Courage and Political Resistance
10. Epilog: From Politics to Philosophy

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