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  • A Pragmatic Approach to Libertarian Free Will

    1st Edition

    By John Lemos

    A Pragmatic Approach to Libertarian Free Will argues that the kind of free will required for moral responsibility and just desert is libertarian free will. It is a source of great controversy whether such a libertarian view is coherent and whether we should believe that we have such free will. This…

    Hardback – 2018-04-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Mind, Language and Morality

    Essays in Honor of Mark Platts, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gustavo Ortiz-Millán, Juan Antonio Cruz Parcero

    Mark Platts is responsible for the first systematic presentation of truth-conditional semantics and for turning a generation of philosophers on to the Davidsonian program. He is also a pioneer in discussions of moral realism, and has made important contributions to bioethics, the philosophy of…

    Hardback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Festschrifts in Philosophy

  • Rethinking Indian Jurisprudence

    An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law, 1st Edition

    By Aakash Singh Rathore, Garima Goswamy

    What is law? What is the source of law? What is the law for? How does law differ from other norms or codes of conduct? What is the difference between law and morality? Who is obligated to follow the law and why? What is the difference between moral and legal obligation? This book addresses these…

    Hardback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge India

  • The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Paternalism

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kalle Grill, Jason Hanna

    While paternalism has been a long-standing philosophical issue, it has recently received renewed attention among scholars and the general public. The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Paternalism is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems and debates in this exciting…

    Hardback – 2018-01-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Applied Ethics

  • Sociological Jurisprudence

    Juristic Thought and Social Inquiry, 1st Edition

    By Roger Cotterrell

    This book presents a unified set of arguments about the nature of jurisprudence and its relation to the jurist’s role. It explores contemporary challenges that create a need for social scientific perspectives in jurisprudence, and it shows how sociological resources can and should be used in…

    Paperback – 2017-12-07
    Routledge

  • The Ethics of Justice Without Illusions

    1st Edition

    By Louis E. Wolcher

    The founding premise of this book is that the nimbus of prestige, which once surrounded the idea of justice, has now been dimmed to such a degree that it is no longer sufficient to secure the possibility of a good conscience for those who undertake, in good faith, to make the world a better place…

    Paperback – 2017-12-04
    Routledge

  • Space, Time, Justice

    From Archaic Rituals to Contemporary Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By David Marrani

    This book merges philosophical, psychoanalytical and legal perspectives to explore how spaces of justice are changing and the effect this has on the development of the administration of justice. There are as central themes: the idea of transgression as the starting point of the question of justice…

    Hardback – 2017-11-16
    Routledge

  • The Injustice of Punishment

    1st Edition

    By Bruce N. Waller

    The Injustice of Punishment emphasizes that we can never make sense of moral responsibility while also acknowledging that punishment is sometimes unavoidable. Recognizing both the injustice and the necessity of punishment is painful but also beneficial. It motivates us to find effective means of…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Applied Ethics

  • Justice and the Slaughter Bench

    Essays on Law's Broken Dialectic, 1st Edition

    By Alan Norrie

    In this follow-up to Law and the Beautiful Soul, Alan Norrie addresses the split between legal and ethical judgment. Shaped by history, law’s formalism both eschews and requires ethics. The first essays consider legal form in its practical aspect, and the ethical problems encountered (‘law’s…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

  • Law, Immunization and the Right to Die

    1st Edition

    By Jennifer Hardes

    Law, Immunization and the Right to Die focuses on the urgent matter of legal appeals and judicial decisions on assisted death. Drawing on key cases from the United Kingdom and Canada, the book focuses on the problematic paternalism of legal decisions that currently deny assisted dying and questions…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

  • Taking the Measure of Autonomy

    A Four-Dimensional Theory of Self-Governance, 1st Edition

    By Suzy Killmister

    This book takes a radically different approach to the concept of autonomy. Killmister defends a theory of autonomy that is four-dimensional and constituted by what she calls ‘self-definition,’ ‘self-realisation,’ ‘self-unification,’ and 'self-constitution.' While sufficiently complex to inform a…

    Hardback – 2017-09-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Corporal Punishment

    A Philosophical Assessment, 1st Edition

    By Patrick Lenta

    The aim of this book is to assess the moral permissibility of corporal punishment and to enquire into whether or not it ought to be legally prohibited. Against the widespread view that corporal punishment is morally legitimate and should be legally permitted provided it falls short of abuse,…

    Hardback – 2017-09-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Applied Ethics

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