Natural Law, Liberalism, and Morality: Contemporary Essays

Published Date: May 3, 2001 | Topics: Natural Law, Philosophy

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This work brings together leading defenders of Natural Law and Liberalism for a series of frank and lively exchanges touching upon critical issues of contemporary moral and political theory. The book is an outstanding example of the engagement of traditions of thought about fundamental matters of ethics and justice.

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The Meaning of Marriage: Family, State, Market, And Morals

Published Date: January 30, 2006 | Co Authors: Jean Bethke Elshtain | Topics: Civil Rights and Liberties, Constitutional Issues, Philosophy, Politics and Current Affairs

The movement for same-sex marriage has triggered an unprecedented crisis in the social norms and laws governing marriage. All great civilizations have sought to unite, in the institution of marriage, the goods of sexual intimacy, childbearing and childrearing, and life-long love between adults. But the last five decades have witnessed the erosion of marriage as […]

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Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public Morality

Published Date: August 19, 1993 | Topics: Civil Rights and Liberties, Natural Law, Philosophy

Contemporary liberal thinkers commonly suppose that there is something in principle unjust about the legal prohibition of putatively victimless crimes. Here Robert P. George defends the traditional justification of morals legislation against criticisms advanced by leading liberal theorists. He argues that such legislation can play a legitimate role in maintaining a moral environment conducive to […]

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