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Ethics in the Public Domain: Essays in the Morality of Law and Politics

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ISBN13: 9780198260691
ISBN: 0198260695
Published: March 1995
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £33.99

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This new collection of essays opens with a pivotal essay, not previously published, on the implications of the moral duties which arise out of concern for the well-being of others.

The first part of the book concentrates on the consequences of two central aspects of well-being: the importance of membership in groups - the role of belonging - and the active character of well-being - that it largely consists in successful activities.

Both aspects have far-reaching political implications, explored in essays on free expression, national self-determination, and multiculturalism, among others. Against the background of the moral and political views developed in the first part, the second part of the book explores various aspects of the dynamic inter-relations between law and morality, offering some building blocks towards a theory of law.

This book is intended for legal philosophers and political theorists, postgraduate students of philosophy, political theory, and law.

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I: The Ethics of Well-Being: Political Implications. Duties of Well-Being. Rights and Individual Well-Being. Facing Diversity: The Case of Epistemic Abstinence. Liberalism, Scepticism, and Democracy. National Self-Determination (with A. Margalit). Freedom of Expression and Personal Identification. Multiculturalism: A Liberal Perspective. II: Between Law and Morality. The Problem about the Nature of Law. The Inner Logic of the Law. Legal Rights. Authority, Law, and Morality. The Relevance of Coherence. On the Autonomy of Legal Reasoning. The Obligation to Obey: Revision and Tradition. Government by Consent. The Politics of the Rule of Law