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Moral Combat : the Dilemma of Legal Perspectivalism

Author: Heidi Hurd
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Series: Cambridge books online.; Cambridge studies in philosophy and law.
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Puts forward the argument that the law cannot require us to do what morality forbids.

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Heidi Hurd
ISBN: 9780511896880 0511896883 9780521642248 0521642248
OCLC Number: 776970525
Notes: Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 22 Dec 2011).
Available through Cambridge books online SHEDL trial from 9th January 2012 to 9th July 2012.
Description: 1 online resource (368 pages).
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgments; Part I. The Dilemma of Legal Perspectivalism: 1. The incompatibility of weak retributivism, the rule of law, and the separation of powers; Part II. Sources of the Dilemma of Legal Perspectivalism: 2. The rejection of moral relativism; 3. The indefensibility of practical authority; 4. The failure of influential authority; 5. The limits of advisory authority; 6. A defense of theoretical authority; Part III. The Moral Case for Legal Perspectivalism: 7. Practical errors: pragmatic foundations for perspectivalism; 8. The rule of law values: principled foundations for judicial perspectivalism; 9. The values of democracy and the separation of powers: principled foundations for constitutional perspectivalism; Part IV. The Moral Case Against Legal Perspectivalism: 10. Consequentialism and moral correspondence; 11. Deontology and moral correspondence; Part V. Resolving the Dilemma of Legal Perspectivalism: 12. Legal practices without moral combat; Bibliography.
Series Title: Cambridge books online.; Cambridge studies in philosophy and law.
Responsibility: Heidi Hurd.

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