Ethics in the Public Domain: Essays in the Morality of Law and Politics by Joseph Raz

Ethics in the Public Domain: Essays in the Morality of Law and Politics

byJoseph Raz

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This new collection of essays opens with a pivotal essay, not previously published, on the implications of the moral duties which arise out of concern for the well-being of others. The first part of the book concentrates on the consequences of two central aspects of well-being: the importanceof membership in groups - the role of belonging - and the active character of well-being - that it largely consists in successful activities. Both aspects have far-reaching political implications, explored in essays on free expression, national self-determination, and multiculturalism, among others.Against the background of the moral and political views developed in the first part, the second part of the book explores various aspects of the dynamic inter-relations between law and morality, offering some building blocks towards a theory of law.

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Joseph Raz is at Balliol College, Oxford.
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Title:Ethics in the Public Domain: Essays in the Morality of Law and PoliticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:390 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.91 inPublished:December 1, 1988Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

I: The Ethics of Well-Being: Political ImplicationsDuties of Well-BeingRights and Individual Well-BeingFacing Diversity: The Case of Epistemic AbstinenceLiberalism, Scepticism, and DemocracyNational Self-Determination (with A. Margalit)Freedom of Expression and Personal IdentificationMulticulturalism: A Liberal PerspectiveII: Between Law and MoralityThe Problem about the Nature of LawThe Inner Logic of the LawLegal RightsAuthority, Law, and MoralityThe Relevance of CoherenceOn the Autonomy of Legal ReasoningThe Obligation to Obey: Revision and TraditionGovernment by ConsentThe Politics of the Rule of Law

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This important collection of essays opens with a pivotal essay on the implications of the moral duties which arise out of concern for the well-being of others. The first part of the book concentrates on the consequences of two central aspects of well-being: the importance on membership in groups--the role of belonging--and the active character of well-being--that it largely consists in successful activities.

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`The essays remind one how subtle, unpretentious and constructive 'analytical' political philosophy can be when practised with such intelligence, care and seriousness of purpose...no one interested in contemporary liberal theory or the philosophy of law could fail to learn a very great dealfrom these exemplary essays.'Political Studies