Ethics in the Public Domain
Essays in the Morality of Law and Politics
By (author) Joseph Raz
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Ethics in the Public Domain by Joseph Raz
Book DescriptionThis new collection of essays opens with a pivotal essay, not previously published, on the implications of the moral duties which arise out of concern for the well-being of others. The first part of the book concentrates on the consequences of two central aspects of well-being: the importance of membership in groups - the role of belonging - and the active character of well-being - that it largely consists in successful activities. Both aspects have far-reaching political implications, explored in essays on free expression, national self-determination, and multiculturalism, among others. Against the background of the moral and political views developed in the first part, the second part of the book explores various aspects of the dynamic inter-relations between law and morality, offering some building blocks towards a theory of law.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198260691
(234mm x 157mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 3-Aug-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Between Authority and Interpretation, Paperback (September 2010)
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Authority of Law, Hardback (June 2009)» View all books by Joseph Raz
This classic collection of essays, first published in 1979, represents Joseph Raz's landmark contribution to the philosophy of law. The new edition includes two previously uncollected essays and a new introduction from the author. It will be essential reading for all academics and students working in legal philosophy.
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