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Ethics and the Rule of Law - David Lyons

Ethics and the Rule of Law

Paperback Published: 13th February 1984
ISBN: 9780521277129
Number Of Pages: 240

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An introduction to the philosophy of law, which offers a modern and critical appraisal of all the main issues and problems. This has become a very active area in the last ten years, and one on which philosophers, legal practitioners and theorists and social scientists have tended to converge. The more abstract questions about the nature of law and its relationship to social norms and moral standards are now seen to be directly relevant to more practical and indeed pressing questions about the justification of punishment, civil disobedience, the enforcement of morality, and problems about justice, rights, welfare, and freedom. David Lyons is a shrewd, clear and systematic guide through this tangled area. The book presupposes no formal training in law or philosophy and is intended to serve as a textbook in a range of introductory courses.

Preface
Introduction
Moral judgment and the law
Law as social fact
Morality in law
Welfare, justice, and distribution
Legal coercion and moral principle
Liberty and law
The rule of law
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521277129
ISBN-10: 0521277124
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 13th February 1984
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.37 x 13.16  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.26