He also examines aspects of the common (and ancient) theme of the relations between law and morality. This volume of essays, available in one volume for the first time, will be essential to legal philosophers and political theorists.
Ethics in the Public Domain: Essays in the Morality of Law and Politics. (REVIEW) Avishai Margalit - 1998 - Journal of Philosophy 95 (2):97-104. Joseph Raz - 1994 - Oxford University Press.
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Laws are not right in and of themselves, and morals are not a matter of a majority's opinion. Some matters that are in the domain of charity are done through politics, often citing morality as a reason. Where exactly does charity fit in with morals?
Well-Being, Reasons, and the Politics of Law Ethics in the Public Domain: Essays in the Morality of Law and Politics. Joseph Raz.
Ethics In The Public Domain Revised Ed Essays in the Morality of Law and Politics OUP UK This new collection of essays opens with a pivotal essay, not previously published, on the implications of the moral duties which arise out of concern for the well-being of others.
Plato’s Republic is as good a treatise on politics as on ethics. In ancient India, the term Dharma connoted both law and morality. Law, it is pointed out, is not merely the command of the sovereign, it represents the idea of right or wrong based on the prevalent morality of the people.
Three theses with clear implications concerning the relation between law and morality have been defended in recent years: the sources thesis, the incorporation thesis, and the coherence thesis. This chapter defends the sources thesis against some common misunderstandings, and provides a reason for preferring it to the other two.