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Social Cohesion and the Legal Enforcement of Morals: A Reconsideration of the Hart—Devlin Debate

Robert P. George

in Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public Morality

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198260240
eISBN:
9780191682063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260240.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses the controversial 1957 report by the Committee on Homosexual Offences led by Sir John Wolfenden that was submitted to the British Parliament. The report recommended to ... More


Social Solidarity and the Enforcement of Morality

H. L. A. Hart

in Essays in Jurisprudence and Philosophy

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198253884
eISBN:
9780191681431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198253884.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter provides a discussion on social solidarity and the enforcement of morality. It focuses on the disintegration thesis. It mainly attempts to discover, when the ambiguities are stripped ... More


Social Perfectionism

F. H. Buckley

in Fair Governance: Paternalism and Perfectionism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195341263
eISBN:
9780199866892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341263.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

A subject's actions may have the third party spillover effects which economists call externalities. What you do affects others, for good or for ill, and this may supply a reason to restrict your ... More


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