Oup Usa (2007)
Law in the Age of Pluralism contains a collection of essays on the intersection of legal and political philosophy. Written within the analytical tradition in jurisprudence, the collection covers a wide range of topics, such as the nature of law and legal theory, the rule of law, the values of democracy and constitutionalism, moral aspects of legal interpretation, the nature of rights, economic equality, and more. The essays in this volume explore issues where law, morality and politics meet, and discuss some of the key challenges facing liberal democracies. Marmor posits that a liberal state must first and foremost respect people's personal autonomy and their differing, though reasonable, conceptions of the good and the just. This basic respect for pluralism is shown to entail a rather skeptical attitude towards grand theories of law and state, such as contemporary constitutionalism or Dworkin's conception of 'law as integrity'. The values of pluralism and respect for autonomy, however, are also employed to justify some of the main aspects of a liberal state, such as the value of democracy, the rule of law, and certain conceptions of equality. The essays are organized in three groups: the first considers the rule of law, democracy and constitutionalism. The second group consists of several essays on the nature of law, legal theory, and their relations to morality. Finally, the collection concludes with essays on the nature of rights, the limits of rights discourse, and the value of economic equality.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$9.99 used (89% off) $39.95 new (56% off) $83.31 direct from Amazon (8% off) Amazon page|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Institutional Morality and the Principle of National Self-Determination.Hsin-wen Lee - 2015 - Philosophical Studies 172 (1):207-226.
Similar books and articles
Legal Pluralism and Development: Scholars and Practitioners in Dialogue.Brian Z. Tamanaha, Caroline Mary Sage & Michael J. V. Woolcock (eds.) - 2012 - Cambridge University Press.
Law and Interpretation: Essays in Legal Philosophy.Andrei Marmor (ed.) - 1995 - Oxford University Press.
Readings in the Philosophy of Law.John Arthur & William H. Shaw (eds.) - 2010 - Pearson Prentice Hall.
Between Authority and Interpretation: On the Theory of Law and Practical Reason.Joseph Raz - 2009 - Oxford University Press.
Is the Rule of Law Really Indifferent to Human Rights?Evan Fox-Decent - 2008 - Law and Philosophy 27 (6):533 - 581.
Moral Aspects of Legal Theory: Essays on Law, Justice, and Political Responsibility.David Lyons - 1971 - Cambridge University Press.
The Autonomy of Law: Essays on Legal Positivism.Robert P. George (ed.) - 1996 - Oxford University Press.
Problems at the Roots of Law: Essays in Legal and Political Theory.Joel Feinberg - 2003 - Oxford University Press.
Natural Law and Modern Moral Philosophy.Ellen Frankel, Fred Dycus Miller & Jeffrey Paul (eds.) - 2000 - Cambridge University Press.
Properties of Law: Essays in Honour of Jim Harris.Timothy Endicott, Joshua Getzler & Edwin Peel (eds.) - 2006 - Oxford University Press.
Added to index2012-01-31
Total downloads8 ( #476,449 of 2,146,284 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #386,104 of 2,146,284 )
How can I increase my downloads?
There are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.