“Shameless Acts” Revisited: Some Questions for Martha Nussbaum

Published Date: March 20, 1996 | Topics: Philosophy, Politics and Current Affairs, Reviews and Commentaries

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Four Things to Remember About the Pope’s Environment Letter

Published Date: January 3, 2015 | Topics: Politics and Current Affairs, Religion

By Robert P. George 1 . 3 . 15 So here we are waiting for Pope Francis to hand down his encyclical on our moral responsibility to care for the natural environment. Already there is lots of huffing and puffing, and ideological battle lines are being drawn. It seems that virtually nobody in the public […]

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Private Acts, Public Interests

Published Date: February 1, 2006 | Topics: Natural Law, Philosophy

Theorists of public morality”from the ancient Greek philosophers and Roman jurists on”have noticed that apparently private acts of vice, when they multiply and become widespread, can imperil important public interests. This fact embarrasses philosophical efforts to draw a sharp line that distinguishes a realm of “private” morality that is not subject to law from a […]

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