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Making men moral : civil liberties and public morality

Responsibility Robert P. George
Material Type Book
Publisher Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press
Publisher New York : Oxford University Press
Year 1993
Language English
Size xvi, 241 p. ; 23 cm
Abstract Contemporary liberal thinkers commonly suppose that there is something in principle unjust about the legal prohibition of putatively victimless crimes. Here Robert P. George defends the traditional ju...tification of morals legislation against criticisms advanced by leading liberal theorists. He argues that such legislation can play a legitimate role in maintaining a moral environment conducive to virtue and inhospitable to at least some forms of vice. Among the liberal critics of morals legislation whose views George considers are Ronald Dworkin, Jeremy Waldron, David A.J. Richards, and Joseph Raz. He also considers the influential modern justification for morals legislation offered by Patrick Devlin as an alternative to the traditional approach. George closes with a sketch of a "pluralistic perfectionist" theory of civil liberties and public morality, showing that it is fully compatible with a defense of morals legislation. Making Men Moral will interest legal scholars and political theorists as well as theologians and philosophers focusing on questions of social justice and political morality. show more


Central Library 4C_1‐135 068152194012222 B 20/G/47 1993

Bibliographic details

Notes Includes index
Authors *George, Robert P.
Subjects LCSH:Crimes without victims
LCSH:Law and ethics
LCSH:Civil rights
LCSH:Moral conditions
Classification LCC:K5284
ID 1000060418
ISBN 0198254245
NCID BA20819147
Vol ISBN:0198254245
Created Date 2009.09.10
Modified Date 2009.09.10

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