Free Choice, Practical Reason, and Fitness for the Rule of Law

Published Date: January 1, 1992 | Topics: Natural Law, Philosophy, Politics and Current Affairs

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Read this book chapter in Social Discourse and Moral Judgment.

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Vices Here and Abroad

Published Date: October 1, 1996 | Topics: Philosophy, Politics and Current Affairs, Reviews and Commentaries

A response to Yael Tamir’s “Hands Off Clitoridectomy,” from the October/November 1996 issue of Boston Review. Yael Tamir states that her purpose in “Hands Off Clitoridectomy” is “to reveal the smug, unjustified self-satisfaction lurking behind the current condemnation of clitoridectomy.” Although she makes plain her own strong opposition to female genital mutilation, and, indeed, urges her readers to “support […]

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What Marriage Is–And What It Isn’t

Published Date: August 1, 2009 | Topics: Philosophy, Religion, Reviews and Commentaries

Everyone agrees that marriage, whatever else it is or does, is a relationship in which persons are united. But what are persons? And how is it possible for two or more of them to unite? The view typically (if often unconsciously) held by advocates of liberal positions on issues of sexuality and marriage is that the […]

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