Character, Liberty and Law

Character, Liberty and Law : Kantian Essays in Theory and Practice

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 242 pages
  • 160 x 236.2 x 27.9mm | 498.96g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1998 ed.
  • XIII, 242 p.
  • 0792352750
  • 9780792352754

Table of contents

Preface. Acknowledgments. 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.
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