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Moral Combat: The Dilemma of Legal Perspectivalism

Moral Combat: The Dilemma of Legal Perspectivalism


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ISBN-13: 9780521642248
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/26/2004
Series: Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Law Series
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgments; Part I. The Dilemma of Legal Perspectivalism: 1. The incompatibility of weak retributivism, the rule of law, and the separation of powers; Part II. Sources of the Dilemma of Legal Perspectivalism: 2. The rejection of moral relativism; 3. The indefensibility of practical authority; 4. The failure of influential authority; 5. The limits of advisory authority; 6. A defense of theoretical authority; Part III. The Moral Case for Legal Perspectivalism: 7. Practical errors: pragmatic foundations for perspectivalism; 8. The rule of law values: principled foundations for judicial perspectivalism; 9. The values of democracy and the separation of powers: principled foundations for constitutional perspectivalism; Part IV. The Moral Case Against Legal Perspectivalism: 10. Consequentialism and moral correspondence; 11. Deontology and moral correspondence; Part V. Resolving the Dilemma of Legal Perspectivalism: 12. Legal practices without moral combat; Bibliography.

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