Ethics in the public domain : essays in the morality of law and politics


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Ethics in the public domain : essays in the morality of law and politics

Joseph Raz

Clarendon Press, 1994

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This collection of essays examines aspects of the common (and ancient) theme of the relations between law and morality, and should be of interest to scholars and students alike. Topics discussed include the extent of political duty and obligation, and the issue of national self-determination. Joseph Raz is the author of "The Authority of Law", "The Concept of a Legal System", "Practical Reasoning" and "The Morality of Freedom".

Table of Contents

  • Part 1 The ethics of well-being - political implications: duties of well-being
  • rights and individual well-being
  • facing diversity - the case of epistemic abstinence
  • liberalism, scepticism and democracy
  • national self-determination (with Avishai Margalit)
  • free expression and personal identification
  • multiculturalism - a liberal perspective. Part 2 Between law and morality: the problem about the nature of law
  • the inner logic of the law
  • legal rights
  • authority, law and morality
  • the relevance of coherence
  • on the autonomy of legal reasoning
  • the obligation to obey - revision and tradition
  • government by consent
  • the politics of the rule of law.

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    • 0198258372
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    vii, 364 p.
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    25 cm
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