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  1. Conscience and the Common Good: Reclaiming the Space Between Person and State.Robert K. Vischer - 2009 - Cambridge University Press.
    Our society's longstanding commitment to the liberty of conscience has become strained by our increasingly muddled understanding of what conscience is and why we value it. Too often we equate conscience with individual autonomy, and so we reflexively favor the individual in any contest against group authority, losing sight of the fact that a vibrant liberty of conscience requires a vibrant marketplace of morally distinct groups. Defending individual autonomy is not the same as defending the liberty of conscience because, although (...)
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    Catholic Social Thought and the Ethical Formation of Lawyers.Robert K. Vischer - 2004 - Journal of Catholic Social Thought 1 (2):417-460.
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    Catholic Social Thought and the Ethical Formation of Lawyers: A Call for Community.Robert K. Vischer - 2004 - Journal of Catholic Social Thought 1 (2):417-460.
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    The Uneasy (and Changing) Relationship of Health Care and Religion in Our Legal System.Robert K. Vischer - 2013 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 34 (2):161-170.
    This article provides a brief introduction to the interplay between law and religion in the health care context. First, I address the extent to which the commitments of a faith tradition may be written into laws that bind all citizens, including those who do not share those commitments. Second, I discuss the law’s accommodation of the faith commitments of individual health care providers—hardly a static inquiry, as the degree of accommodation is increasingly contested. Third, I expand the discussion to include (...)
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    Pluralism and Professionalism: The Question of Authority.Robert K. Vischer - 2005 - Legal Ethics 8 (1):35-54.
  6. Martin Luther King Jr. And the Morality of Legal Practice: Lessons in Love and Justice.Robert K. Vischer - 2012 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book seeks to reframe our understanding of the lawyer's work by exploring how Martin Luther King, Jr built his advocacy on a coherent set of moral claims regarding the demands of love and justice in light of human nature. King never shirked from staking out challenging claims of moral truth, even while remaining open to working with those who rejected those truths. His example should inspire the legal profession as a reminder that truth-telling, even in a society that often (...)
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