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Character, Liberty and Law

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ISBN13: 9780792352754
ISBN: 0792352750
Published: November 1998
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



Jeffrie G. Murphy's third collection of essays further pursues the topics of punishment and retribution that were explored in his two previous collections: ""Retribution, Justice and Therapy"" and ""Retribution Reconsidered"". Murphy now explores these topics in the light of reflections on issues that are normally associated with religion: forgiveness, mercy, and repentance. He also explores the general issue of theory and practice and discusses a variety of topics in applied ethics - for example, freedom of artistic expression, the morality of gambling, and the value of forgiveness in psychological counselling. As always, his perspective may be described as Kantian; and, indeed, this collection contains the first extended piece of Kant scholarship that he has done in years: a long essay on Kant on theory and practice.

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Contents:
Lewis White Beck - a brief farewell; Kant on theory and practice; human decency and the limitations of Kantianism; cognitive and moral obstacles to imputation; repentance; punishment and mercy; legal moralism and liberalism; freedom of expression and the arts; some ruminations on women, violence, and the criminal law; Indian casinos and the morality of gambling; should tenure survive?; Jean Hampton on immorality, self-hatred and self-forgiveness; forgiveness in counselling - a philosophical perspective.