The aim of this book is to explore what it means to live a life under the law. Does a life of law preclude love and does a life of love preclude law? Part of the theme of the book is that social questions also raise individual moral and ethical questions; that to live lawfully implies both a question of how I should live in my relations with my fellows and how society should be organised. These questions must be looked at together. The book explores these questions and in looking at the articulation of law and love touches upon debates in personal morality, aesthetics, epistemology, social and political organisation, institutional design and the form and substance of law. It raises questions that are of interest to students and those working in law, theology, and social and political theory.
Table of ContentsPreface. Introduction. 1. Nie Pozwalam. 2. Avoiding Contingency. 3. Legalism and Legality. 4. Duty and Aspiration. 5. The Market and Law. 6. The Law of Love and the Love of Law. 7. Don't Think About it. 8. Reasoning in the Machine. 9. Reasoning Beyond the Machine. 10. Europe and the Journey. 11. Living Lawfully. Bibliography. Index.