Making Men Moral

Making Men Moral : Civil Liberties and Public Morality

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Contemporary liberal thinkers commonly suppose that there is something in principle unjust about the legal prohibition of putatively victimless immoralities. Against the prevailing liberal view, Robert P. George defends the proposition that `moral laws' can play a legitimate, if subsidiary, role in preserving the `moral ecology' of the cultural environment in which people make the morally significant choices by which they form their characters and influence, for good
or ill, the moral lives of others. George shows that a defence of morals legislation is fully compatible with a `pluralistic perfectionist' political theory of civil liberties and public morality.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 258 pages
  • 137 x 217 x 15mm | 333g
  • Clarendon Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0198260245
  • 9780198260240
  • 681,149

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carefully and lucidly written argument * Law Quarterly Review * George is a sophisticated controversialist; his arguments are always clear, sophisticated and highly interesting. Making Men Moral deserves the attention of moral, political, and legal theories. * Choice *
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About Robert P. George

Robert P. George, Associate Professor of Politics, Princeton University
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