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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The Clash of Orthodoxies: Law, Religion, and Morality in Crisis

Published Date: May 20, 2014 | Topics: Civil Rights and Liberties, Natural Law, Philosophy, Religion

It is a common supposition among many of our cultural elites that a constitutional “wall of separation” between church and state precludes religious believers from bringing their beliefs to bear on public matters. This is because secular liberals typically assume that their own positions on morally charged issues of public policy are the fruit of […]

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Natural Law, Liberalism, and Morality: Contemporary Essays

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

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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