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Morality and the Law

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ISBN-10: 0879754745

ISBN-13: 9780879754747

Edition: 1988

Authors: Robert M. Baird, Stuart E. Rosenbaum

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All civilized societies share a common desire for internal order and security. For this reason, among others, moral codes and legal structures are developed to give form to social belief systems, to regulate interpersonal relations, and to promulgate ideals of appropriate behavior. But what should society or individuals do when the compelling dictates of personal conscience conflict strongly with statutory law? Can the morality of some be visited upon the rest of society by giving it the authority and power of law? Are there principles that go beyond legal jurisdiction to justify acts of civil disobedience? Is it right to violate the laws of society when they are opposed to personal moral…    
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Book details

List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Publishers
Publication date: 10/1/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 148
Size: 5.39" wide x 8.36" long x 0.34" tall
Weight: 0.374
Language: English

Stuart E. Rosenbaum is professor of philosophy at Baylor University.