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AuthorMurphy, Jeffrie G. author
TitleCharacter, Liberty, and Law [electronic resource] : Kantian Essays in Theory and Practice / by Jeffrie G. Murphy
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 1998
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-9066-2
Descript XIII, 242 p. online resource

SUMMARY

Jeffrie G. Murphy's third collection of essays further pursues the topics of punishment and retribution that were explored in his two previous collections: Retribution, Justice and Therapy and Retribution Reconsidered. Murphy now explores these topics in the light of reflections on issues that are normally associated with religion: forgiveness, mercy, and repentance. He also explores the general issue of theory and practice and discusses a variety of topics in applied ethics - e.g., freedom of artistic expression, the morality of gambling, and the value of forgiveness in psychological counseling. As always, his perspective may be described as Kantian; and, indeed, this collection contains the first extended piece of Kant scholarship that he has done in years: a long essay on Kant on theory and practice


CONTENT

Lewis White Beck: A Brief Farewell -- Kant on Theory and Practice -- Human Decency and the Limitations of Kantianism -- Cognitive and Moral Obstacles to Imputation -- Repentance, Punishment, and Mercy -- Legal Moralism and Liberalism -- Freedom of Expression and the Arts -- Some Ruminations on Women, Violence, and the Criminal Law -- Indian Casinos and the Morality of Gambling -- Should Tenure Survive? -- Jean Hampton on Immorality, Self-Hatred, and Self-Forgiveness -- Forgiveness in Counseling: A Philosophical Perspective -- Index of Names


Philosophy Modern philosophy Ontology Political science Religion -- Philosophy Law -- Philosophy Law Criminal law Philosophy Ontology Philosophy of Law Criminal Law Modern Philosophy Theories of Law Philosophy of Law Legal History Philosophy of Religion



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