The Autonomy of Law: Essays on Legal Positivism

Published Date: June 29, 1999 | Topics: Constitutional Issues, Philosophy

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This collection of original essays from distinguished legal philosophers offers a challenging assessment of the nature and viability of legal positivism, an approach to legal theory that continues to dominate contemporary legal theoretical debates. To what extent is the law adequately described as autonomous? Should legal theorists maintain a conceptual separation of law and morality?

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A Second Look at First Things: A Case for Conservative Politics

Published Date: July 15, 2013 | Co Authors: Francis J. Beckwith, Susan McWilliams | Topics: Politics and Current Affairs

The conservative movement in America seems to have fallen on hard times. Even though conservative talk radio is at its height, and President Obama had to shift to the political center to win the 2008 election (only to disappoint months after his inauguration), conservative ideas garner little excitement or serious engagement among young people as […]

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In Defense of Natural Law

Published Date: April 23, 1999 | Topics: Natural Law, Philosophy

In Making Men Moral, his 1995 book, George questioned the central doctrines of liberal jurisprudence and political theory. In his new work he extends his critique of liberalism, and also goes beyond it to show how contemporary natural law theory provides a superior way of thinking about basic problems of justice and political morality. Students […]

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