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May, Larry

Overview
Works: 89 works in 419 publications in 2 languages and 13,702 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Controversial literature  Conference proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, ed
Classifications: B105.W3, 170
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Most widely held works by Larry May
War crimes and just war by Larry May( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"War crimes are international crimes committed during armed conflict. Larry May argues that the best way to understand war crimes is as crimes against humaneness rather than as violations of justice. He shows that in a deeply pluralistic world, we need to understand the rules of war as the collective responsibility of states that send their citizens into harm's way, as the embodiment of humanity, and as the chief way for soldiers to retain a sense of honor on the battlefield. Humanitarian considerations of mercy and compassion count morally in war, even if soldiers fight with just cause and their opponents have committed atrocities. Throughout, May demonstrates that the principle of humaneness is the cornerstone of international humanitarian law and is itself the basis of the traditional principles of discrimination, necessity, and proportionality. He draws extensively on the older Just War tradition to assess recent cases from the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia as well as examples of atrocities from the archives of the International Committee of the Red Cross."--Jacket
Crimes against humanity : a normative account by Larry May( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Crimes Against Humanity is the first booklength treatment of the philosophical foundations of international criminal law. Its focus is on the moral, legal, and political questions that arise when individuals who commit collective crimes, such as crimes against humanity, are held accountable by international criminal tribunals. These tribunals challenge one of the most sacred perogatives of states - sovereignty - breaches of which can be justified only in limited circumstances, following what the author calls a "minimalist account" of the justification of international prosecution." "Crimes Against Humanity will appeal to anyone with an interest in international law, political philosophy, international relations, and human rights theory."--Jacket
Rethinking masculinity : philosophical explorations in light of feminism by Larry May( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and Portuguese and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essaysdiscuss masculinity and violence, research on differences between men's and women's brains, as well as impotence, sexual ambiguity, and whether black men have a moral duty to marry black women
The morality of groups : collective responsibility, group-based harm, and corporate rights by Larry May( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hannah Arendt : twenty years later( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mind and morals : essays on cognitive science and ethics( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this anthology deal with the growing interconnections between moral philosophy and research that draws upon neuroscience, developmental psychology, and evolutionary biology. This cross- disciplinary interchange coincides, not accidentally, with the renewed interest in ethical naturalism. In order to understand the nature and limits of moral reasoning, many new ethical naturalists look to cognitive science for an account of how people actually reason. At the same time, many cognitive scientists have become increasingly interested in moral reasoning as a complex form of human cognition that challenges their theoretical models. The result of this collaborative, and often critical, interchange is an exciting intellectual ferment at the frontiers of research into human mentality. Sections and Contributors: Ethics Naturalized Owen Flanagan, Mark L. Johnson, Virginia Held Moral Judgments, Representations, and Prototypes Paul M. Churchland, Andy Clark, Peggy DesAutels, Ruth Garrett Millikan Moral Emotions Robert M. Gordon, Alvin I. Goldman, John Deigh, Naomi Scheman Agency and Responsibility James P. Sterba, Susan Khin-Zaw, Helen E. Longino, Michael E. Bratman A Bradford Book
War : essays in political philosophy by Larry May( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this anthology, contemporary political philosophers and theorists address normative and conceptual issues concerning war
Masculinity & morality by Larry May( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Applied ethics : a multicultural approach( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text addresses various topics in applied ethics from Western and non-Western perspectives. Multicultural perspectives are fully integrated throughout the text
Sharing responsibility by Larry May( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genocide : a normative account by Larry May( Book )

16 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Larry May examines the normative and conceptual problems concerning the crime of genocide
The socially responsive self : social theory and professional ethics by Larry May( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Groups and group rights( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In matters such as affirmative action or home schooling, rights of ethnic and other minority groups often come into conflict with those of society in a culturally diverse population such as ours. But before considering the dilemmas posed by these issues, we must first ask such basic but important questions as what group rights are and how they intersect with the principles of democracy." "This new collection brings together some of today's leading thinkers from the cutting edge of these debates, taking in a broad range of issues confronting philosophers, sociologists, and political scientists. Contributors such as Carl Wellman, Carol Gould, and Rex Martin examine the nature of groups and the conflict between group rights and democracy and also consider case studies depicting current issues in cultural, ethnic, and religious rights." "The first section, on the nature of groups, examines some of the perplexing alternatives in the formulation of a theory of group rights. These articles investigate the kinds of rights minorities might claim and ask when groups can be held responsible for the acts of some of their members. The second section addresses the treatment of groups in a democracy and the precarious balance between indifference toward minorities and capitulation to their demands. Here the contributors examine five principles for the sensitive treatment of minority and disadvantaged groups in a democratic society." "A final section explores specific conflicts between subgroup and societal claims through case studies dealing with affirmative action, religious practice and the education of children, and the land rights of indigenous people. By drawing on the legal and political dilemmas related to these cases, the authors confront issues of core versus peripheral interests, of individual member versus subgroup rights, and of the possibilities for social openness raised in the preceding sections."--Jacket
Liberty, equality, and plurality( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collective responsibility : five decades of debate in theoretical and applied ethics by Larry May( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There is extensive discussion in current Just War literature about the normative principles which should govern the initiation of war (jus ad bellum) and also the conduct of war (jus in bello), but this is the first book to treat the important and difficult issue of justice after the end of war. Larry May examines the normative principles which should govern post-war practices such as reparations, restitution, reconciliation, retribution, rebuilding, proportionality and the Responsibility to Protect. He discusses the emerging international law literature on transitional justice and the problem of moving from a position of war and possible mass atrocity to a position of peace and reconciliation. He questions the Just War tradition, arguing that contingent pacifism is most in keeping with normative principles after war ends. His discussion is richly illustrated with contemporary examples and will be of interest to students of political and legal philosophy, law and military studies"--
Praying for a cure : when medical and religious practices conflict by Peggy DesAutels( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the children of Christian Scientists die from a treatable illness, are their parents guilty of murder for withholding that treatment? How should the rights of children, the authority of the medical community, and religious freedom be balanced? Is it possible for those adhering to a medical model of health and disease and for those adhering to the Christian Science model to enter into a meaningful dialogue, or are the two models incommensurable? DesAutels, Battin, and May engage in a lucid and candid debate of the issues of who is ultimately responsible for deciding these questions and how
Global justice and due process by Larry May( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The idea of due process of law is recognised as the cornerstone of domestic legal systems, and in this book Larry May makes a powerful case for its extension to international law. Focussing on the procedural rights deriving from Magna Carta, such as the rights of habeas corpus (not to be arbitrarily incarcerated) and nonrefoulement (not to be sent to a state where harm is likely), he examines the legal rights of detainees, whether at Guantanamo or in refugee camps. He offers a conceptual and normative account of due process within a general system of global justice, and argues that due process should be recognised as jus cogens, as universally binding in international law. His vivid and compelling study will be of interest to a wide range of readers in political philosophy, political theory, and the theory and practice of international law"--
Aggression and crimes against peace by Larry May( Book )

14 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, the third in his trilogy on the philosophical and legal aspects of war and conflict, Larry May locates a normative grounding for the crime of aggression - the only one of the three crimes charged at Nuremberg that is not currently being prosecuted - that is similar to that for crimes against humanity and war crimes
International criminal law and philosophy by Larry May( Book )

25 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology brings together legal and philosophical theorists to examine the normative and conceptual foundations of international criminal law. In particular, through these essays the international group of authors addresses questions of state sovereignty; of groups, rather than individuals, as perpetrators and victims of international crimes; of international criminal law and the promotion of human rights and social justice; and of what comes after international criminal prosecutions, namely, punishment and reconciliation. International criminal law is still an emerging field, and as it continues to develop, the elucidation of clear, consistent theoretical groundings for its practices will be crucial. The questions raised and issues addressed by the essays in this volume will aid in this important endeavor
Limiting Leviathan : Hobbes on law and international affairs by Larry May( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Hobbes wrote extensively about law and was strongly influenced by developments and debates among lawyers of his day. And Hobbes is considered by many commentators to be one of the first legal positivists. Yet there is no book in English that focuses on Hobbes's legal philosophy. Indeed, Hobbes's own book length treatment of law, A Dialogue Between a Philosopher and a Student of the Common Laws of England, has also not received much commentary over the centuries. Larry May seeks to fill the gap in the literature by addressing Hobbes's legal philosophy directly, and comparing Leviathan to the Dialogue, as he offers a new interpretation of Hobbes's views about the connections among law, politics, and morality. May argues that Hobbes is much more amenable to moral, and even legal, limits on the law-indeed closer to Lon Fuller than to today's legal positivists-than he is often portrayed. He shows that Hobbes's views can provide a solid grounding for the rules of war and international relations generally, contrary to the near universal belief that Hobbes is the bete noir of international law. To support these views, May holds that Hobbes places greater weight on equity than on justice, and that understanding the role of equity is the key to his legal philosophy. Equity also is the moral concept that provides restrictions on what a sovereign can legitimately do, and if violated is the kind of limitation on sovereignty that could open the door for possible international institutions
 
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Crimes against humanity : a normative accountRethinking masculinity : philosophical explorations in light of feminismThe morality of groups : collective responsibility, group-based harm, and corporate rightsHannah Arendt : twenty years laterMind and morals : essays on cognitive science and ethicsWar : essays in political philosophyMasculinity & moralityApplied ethics : a multicultural approach