Conflicts of Law and Morality

Conflicts of Law and Morality

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This book deals with the issue of conscientious law-breaking - those instances in which individuals believe they have good moral reasons for breaking a particular law. This study is a comprehensive philosophical and legal analysis of the grey area in which the foundations of law and morality clash. It views these oblique circumstances from two perspectives: that of the person who faces a possible conflict between the claims of morality and law and must choose whether or not to obey the penal code; and that of the people who make and uphold laws and must decide whether to treat someone with a moral claim to disobey differently from ordinary lawbreakers.show more

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  • Hardback | 394 pages
  • 146.05 x 217.42 x 35.05mm | 653.17g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195041100
  • 9780195041101

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