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Human Rights and Common Good: Collected Essays Volume III


ISBN13: 9780199580071
Published: April 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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This central volume in the Collected Essays brings together John Finnis's wide-ranging contribution to fundamental issues in political philosophy.

The volume begins by examining the general theory of political community and social justice. It includes the powerful and well-known Maccabaean Lecture on Bills of Rights -- a searching critique of Ronald Dworkin's moral-political arguments and conclusions, of the European Court of Human Rights' approach to fundamental rights, and of judicial review as a constitutional institution.

It is followed by an equally searching analysis of Kant's thought on the intersection of law, right, and ethics. Other papers in the book's opening section include an early assessment of Rawls's A Theory of Justice, a radical re-interpretation of Aquinas on limited government and the significance of the private/public distinction, and a challenging paper on virtue and the constitution.

The volume then focuses on central problems in modern political communities, including the achievement of justice in work and distribution; the practice of punishment; war and justice; the public control of euthanasia and abortion; and the nature of marriage and the common good.

There are careful and vigorous critiques of Nietzsche on morality, Hart on punishment, Dworkin on the enforcement of morality and on euthanasia, Rawls on justice and law, Thomson on the woman's right to choose, Habermas on abortion, Nussbaum and Koppelman on same-sex relations, and Dummett and Weithman on open borders.

The volume's previously unpublished papers include a foundational consideration of labour unions, a fresh statement of a new grounding for the morality of sex, a surprising reading of C.S. Lewis's Abolition of Man on contraception, and an introduction reviewing some of the remarkable changes in private and public morality over the past half-century.

Subjects:
Jurisprudence
Contents:
Introduction
Human Rights and Common Good: General Theory
1: Human Rights and Their Enforcement
2: Duties to Oneself in Kant
3: Rawls's A Theory of Justice
4: Distributive Justice and the Bottom Line
5: Limited Government
6: Virtue and the Constitution
7: Migration Rights
8: Boundaries
9: Nationality and Alienage, Justice and Punishment
10: Hart's Philosophy of Punishment
11: The Restoration of Retribution
12: Retribution: Punishment's Formative Aim, War and Justice
13: War and Peace in the Natural Law Tradition, Autonomy, Euthanasia, and Justice
14: Euthanasia and Justice
15: Economics, Justice, and the Value of Life
16: Euthanasia and the Law, Autonomy, IVF, Abortion, and Justice
17: CS Lewis and Test-tube Babies
18: The Rights and Wrongs of Abortion
19: Justice for Mother and Child, Marriage, Justice, and the Common Good
20: Marriage: A Basic and Exigent Good
21: Law, Morality, and 'Sexual Orientation'
22: Sex and Marriage: Some Myths and Reasons, Bibliography of the Works of John Finnis;

Series: Collected Essays of John Finnis

The Collected Essays of John Finnis: Volumes I-V ISBN 9780199689934
Published September 2013
Oxford University Press
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Human Rights and Common Good: Collected Essays Volume III ISBN 9780199689965
Published September 2013
Oxford University Press
£26.49
Philosophy of Law: Collected Essays Volume IV ISBN 9780199689972
Published September 2013
Oxford University Press
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Religion and Public Reasons: Collected Essays Volume V ISBN 9780199689989
Published September 2013
Oxford University Press
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Intention and Identity: Collected Essays Volume II ISBN 9780199689958
Published September 2013
Oxford University Press
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Reason in Action: Collected Essays Volume I ISBN 9780199689941
Published September 2013
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The Collected Essays of John Finnis: Volumes I-V ISBN 9780199580040
Published April 2011
Oxford University Press
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Reason in Action: Collected Essays Volume I ISBN 9780199580057
Published April 2011
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Intention and Identity: Collected Essays Volume II ISBN 9780199580064
Published April 2011
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Published April 2011
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Philosophy of Law: Collected Essays Volume IV ISBN 9780199580088
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Religion and Public Reasons: Collected Essays Volume V ISBN 9780199580095
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