Morality, Harm, And The Law

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Morality, Harm, And The Law

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9780813387116: Morality, Harm, And The Law

Some of the most difficult and wrenching social and political issues in U.S. society today are about the relationship between strongly held moral values and the laws of the land. There is no consensus about whether the law should deal with morality at all, and if it is to do so, there is no agreement over whose morality is to be reflected in the law.In this compact and carefully edited anthology, Gerald Dworkin presents the readings necessary for an understanding of these issues. The volume contains classical and contemporary philosophical statements as well as a generous sampling of legal cases and opinions, including such topics of current interest as flag-burning, nude dancing, the sale of human organs, and sexual behavior. The volume represents the best in applied legal and moral philosophy.

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Gerald Dworkin is professor of philosophy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is author of The Theory and Practice of Autonomy, the editor of several influential anthologies, and the author of dozens of articles and reviews on political, legal, and moral philosophy.

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