Ethics and the Rule of Law
By (author) David Lyons
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Ethics and the Rule of Law by David Lyons
Book DescriptionAn introduction to the philosophy of law, which offers a modern and critical appraisal of all the main issues and problems. This has become a very active area in the last ten years, and one on which philosophers, legal practitioners and theorists and social scientists have tended to converge. The more abstract questions about the nature of law and its relationship to social norms and moral standards are now seen to be directly relevant to more practical and indeed pressing questions about the justification of punishment, civil disobedience, the enforcement of morality, and problems about justice, rights, welfare, and freedom. David Lyons is a shrewd, clear and systematic guide through this tangled area. The book presupposes no formal training in law or philosophy and is intended to serve as a textbook in a range of introductory courses.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521277129
(216mm x 138mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-Dec-1983
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David Lyons
Confronting Injustice, Hardback (June 2013)
David Lyons challenges us to confront grave injustices committed in the United States, from the colonists' encroachments on Indian lands to slavery and the legacy of racism. He calls upon legal and political theorists to take these social wrongs seriously in their approaches to moral obligation under law and the justification of civil disobedience.
Rights, Welfare and Mill's Moral Theory, Paperback (July 1994)
This volume collects David Lyons's essays on Mill's moral theory and includes an introduction which relates the essays to prior and subsequent philosophical developments. The essays defend the beneficiary theory of rights and develop new interpretations of Mill's moral thought.
Moral Aspects of Legal Theory, Hardback (January 1993)
In this volume, Professor Lyons outlines his fundamental views about the nature of law and its relation to morality and justice.
In the Interest of the Governed, Hardback (July 1991)» View all books by David Lyons
Based on a study of Jeremy Bentham's most important works, this volume offers a reinterpretation of his main philosophical doctrines, his principle of utility and his analysis of law.
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