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Imagining Law
Imagining Law (June 2008)
On Drucilla Cornell
Renée J. Heberle - Editor
Benjamin Pryor - Editor

Essays consider Drucilla Cornell’s contributions to philosophy, political theory, and legal studies.

Drucilla Cornell’s contribution to legal thought and philosophy is unique in its attention to diverse traditions and the possibilities of dialogue among them. Renée J. Heberle and Benjamin Pryor bring together scholars from a range of disciplines who reflect on Cornell’s influence and import...(Read More)
 
 
Torture
Torture (May 2007)
When the Unthinkable is Morally Permissible
Mirko Bagaric - Author
Julie Clarke - Author

Argues that there are moral grounds to use torture where the lives of the innocent are at stake.

The “war on terror” has brought the subject of torture to the forefront of public attention. In contrast to other discussions that focus narrowly on the practice of torture, and condemn it under any and all circumstances, Mirko Bagaric and Julie Clarke argue that to take this position is to live in a moral ...(Read More)
 
 
Justice as Integrity
Justice as Integrity (September 2006)
Tolerance and the Moral Momentum of Law
David Fagelson - Author

Strives to show why morality and, in particular, tolerance are each part of the idea of law.

Do any moral values underlie the foundations of law and society in America? In Justice as Integrity, David Fagelson argues that morality is indeed a part of the idea of law. Examining controversies of speech and privacy, he does not ignore the conservative communitarian streak in America, but argues that liberal tolerance b...(Read More)

 
 
Ex Uno Plura
Ex Uno Plura (August 2003)
State Constitutions and Their Political Cultures
James T. McHugh - Author

Explores the foundations of various state constitutional traditions.

State constitutions have become increasingly important in light of recent trends in jurisprudence that favor decentralizing the American federal system. Ex Uno Plura uses a political culture approach to explore eight state constitutional traditions. McHugh argues that state jurisprudence is not merely a reflection of the process, values, and d...(Read More)
 
 
Maimonides' Political Thought
Maimonides' Political Thought (May 1999)
Studies in Ethics, Law, and the Human Ideal
Howard Kreisel - Author

Examines Maimonides' political thought in light of his medieval Aristotelian and Jewish sources.

This book presents a series of studies that cover a wide range of issues relating to Maimonides' political thought, including the basis for political and ethical knowledge; the notion of the "good"; imitatio Dei; apparent contradictions in his position on ethics; the conception of God that he attempts to inculcate to ...(Read More)
 
 
Autonomy and Community
Autonomy and Community (April 1998)
Readings in Contemporary Kantian Social Philosophy
Jane Kneller - Editor
Sidney Axinn - Editor

Shows how Kant's basic position applies to and clarifies present-day problems of war, race, abortion, capital punishment, labor relations, the environment, and marriage.

In Autonomy and Community, contemporary Kant scholars apply Kant's moral and political views to current social issues, examining contemporary topics through the lenses of various recent Kantian approaches to issues in ethical, political, and socia...(Read More)
 
 
Metaphysics as Rhetoric
Metaphysics as Rhetoric (September 1995)
Alfarabi's Summary of Plato's "Laws"
Joshua Parens - Author

Parens argues that Alfarabi, the tenth-century Muslim philosopher, demonstrated that Plato is not the originator of Western metaphysics, and that what appears to be Plato's metaphysics was intended as a rhetorical defense of his politics.
"Parens's scholarship is sound, persuasive, utterly interesting, and compelling. In many ways, this book may even be described as pathbreaking. The breadth of the author's reading in the history of philo...(Read More)
 
 
Philosophy and Law
Philosophy and Law (March 1995)
Contributions to the Understanding of Maimonides and His Predecessors
Leo Strauss - Author
Eve Adler - Translation and introduction by

Leo Strauss's Philosophy and Law contains a groundbreaking study of the political philosophy of Maimonides and his Islamic predecessors, and it offers an argument on behalf of that philosophy which is also a profound critique of modern philosophy. Here is an entirely new and complete English translation of Strauss's work, which takes as its ideal the exacting standards of accuracy that Strauss himself emphasized in his own work. It includes...(Read More)
 
 
The Sense of Appropriateness
The Sense of Appropriateness (September 1993)
Application Discourses in Morality and Law
Klaus Gunther - Author
John Farrell - Translator

"Does the justification of moral principle or rule of law justify its application to particular cases? This is the issue in Klaus Gunther's The Sense of Appropriateness. It is handled with great skill and critical insight. This is an admirable performance which makes a serious advance in the Frankfurt approach to the study of rational practical discourse." -- D. N. MacCormick, Center for Criminology and the Social and Philosophical Study o...(Read More)
 
 
Human Rights and Human Diversity
Human Rights and Human Diversity (December 1986)
An Essay in the Philosophy of Human Rights
A. J. M. Milne - Author

This original and provocative book is concerned with fundamental questions in moral, political, and legal philosophy. It challenges both supporters and sceptics alike to rethink their ideas about human rights. The author explains that human life is not the same everywhere, noting that there are different traditions of culture and civilization. He argues that an adequate idea of human rights must take such a diversity seriously, and unlike the UN ...(Read More)
 
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