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Private and Public Morality

EYAL ZAMIR and BARAK MEDINA

in Law, Economics, and Morality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195372168
eISBN:
9780199776078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372168.003.03
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses the claim that even if moderate deontology is the correct moral theory for individuals, consequentialism is the appropriate moral theory for legal policymakers such as ... More


The Regulation of Religion in the Single Market

Ronan Mccrea

in Religion and the Public Order of the European Union

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199595358
eISBN:
9780191595776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595358.003.0005
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter addresses the application of the identity-based framework within the context of EU Single Market law. It shows how EU employment law has embraced the principle of indirect ... More


7. Virtuous Consequentialism

David Fisher

in Morality and War: Can War Be Just in the Twenty-first Century?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199599240
eISBN:
9780191725692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599240.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

A summary chapter that draws together the earlier strands of argument to expound and defend virtuous consequentialism. This approach more accurately captures the nature of moral reasoning than other ... More


Morality and War: Can War Be Just in the Twenty-first Century?

David Fisher

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199599240
eISBN:
9780191725692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599240.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

There has been a recent revival of interest in the just‐war tradition. But can a medieval theory help us answer twenty‐first‐century security concerns? The book explores how just‐war thinking needs ... More


Political Morality and the State

Partha Dasgupta

in An Inquiry into Well-Being and Destitution

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288350
eISBN:
9780191596094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288352.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Public morality is discussed in relation to the state in six sections: (1) the government as an agency; (2) acts and their consequences (consequentialist and deontological theories); (3) utility ... More


The Retirement of Washington

Stanley Elkins and Eric McKitrick

in The Age of Federalism

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195093810
eISBN:
9780199854127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195093810.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses George Washington's Farewell Address first given to the public through the newspapers in September 1796, prior to that year's presidential election. The Address excited a ... More


Introduction

David C. Schak

in Civility and Its Development: The Experiences of China and Taiwan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9789888455973
eISBN:
9789888455492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455973.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

A 1963 op-ed piece in the ruling party newspaper by an American graduate student listing incivilities and breaches of public morality became a call to develop civility in Taiwan that almost ... More


Sex

Elizabeth Price Foley

in Liberty for All: Reclaiming Individual Privacy in a New Era of Public Morality

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109832
eISBN:
9780300134995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109832.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

The right to participate in consensual sex is not absolute and depends upon various restrictions that relate to whether one is single or married, heterosexual or homosexual, whether the sex is ... More


Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public Morality

Robert P. George

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198260240
eISBN:
9780191682063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260240.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Contemporary liberal thinkers commonly suppose that there is something principally unjust about the legal prohibition of putatively victimless immoralities. Against the prevailing liberal view, the ... More


Being Sovereign: The Harm Principle

Elizabeth Price Foley

in Liberty for All: Reclaiming Individual Privacy in a New Era of Public Morality

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109832
eISBN:
9780300134995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109832.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines how an underlying morality of American law which defines the limits of governmental power—that is, protecting life, liberty, and property (LLP)—and concomitantly values residual ... More


Marriage

Elizabeth Price Foley

in Liberty for All: Reclaiming Individual Privacy in a New Era of Public Morality

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109832
eISBN:
9780300134995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109832.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

Laws relating to marriage illustrate the tension between individual privacy and public morality. There are many different laws that limit when, how, and to whom a person may be married. This chapter ... More


Growing pains: sexuality, Irish moral politics and capitalist crisis, 1920–40

Michael G. Cronin

in Impure Thoughts: Sexuality, Catholicism and Literature in Twentieth-Century Ireland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086137
eISBN:
9781781704707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086137.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the concept of sexuality as a moral problem in the first decades of the new Irish state. Irish Catholics were involved in social activism directed at issues of public morality. ... More


wOpaque, Unresponsive Criminal Justice

Stephanos Bibas

in The Machinery of Criminal Justice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195374681
eISBN:
9780199933204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374681.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter describes the tussle for control of today's hidden, lawyer-run, plea-bargaining assembly line. That system looks quite different from the lay-run, public morality play that preceded it. ... More


The Morality of American Law

Elizabeth Price Foley

in Liberty for All: Reclaiming Individual Privacy in a New Era of Public Morality

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109832
eISBN:
9780300134995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109832.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

American law is underlain by a morality designed to minimize conflicts between individual privacy and public morality. In order to strike a balance between these competing forces, the structure of ... More


Introduction: A Nation of Laws, Not Men

Elizabeth Price Foley

in Liberty for All: Reclaiming Individual Privacy in a New Era of Public Morality

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109832
eISBN:
9780300134995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109832.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book explores individual privacy versus public morality and whether an individual should be at liberty to act in a manner that does not harm others but is offensive to many. It considers whether ... More


Towards a new republican morality

Jonathan Smyth

in Robespierre and the Festival of the Supreme Being: The Search for a Republican Morality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526103789
eISBN:
9781526120847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526103789.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter attempts to evaluate and examine the development of Robespierre’s thinking on the subject of public morality from his first writing on the subject in his Essay in 1789 from his early ... More


Obscenity and Pornography

Gautam Bhatia

in Offend, Shock, or Disturb: Free Speech under the Indian Constitution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199460878
eISBN:
9780199086351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460878.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter deals with obscenity and pornography. It analyses the Supreme Court’s seminal decision in Ranjit Udeshi, which upheld the State’s ban on Lady Chatterley’s Lover. It argues that for ... More


Corporate Crime, Overcriminalization, and the Failure of American Public Morality

Jeffrey S. Parker

in The American Illness: Essays on the Rule of Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300175219
eISBN:
9780300195071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300175219.003.0019
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses corporate crime and overcriminalization. It first discusses the concept of corporate crime and its historical background. Corporate crimes include entity criminal liability, ... More


Prudes on the Prowl: Fiction and Obscenity in England, 1850 to the Present Day

David Bradshaw and Rachel Potter (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199697564
eISBN:
9780191764745
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697564.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This innovative book comprises nine essays from leading scholars which investigate the relationship between fiction, censorship, and the legal construction of obscenity in Britain between 1850 and ... More


Policing Public Morality: Hoover’s FBI, Obscenity, and Homosexuality

Douglas M. Charles

in FBI and Religion: Faith and National Security before and after 9/11

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520287273
eISBN:
9780520962422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287273.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Most Americans are familiar with the bromides of the so-called culture wars, particularly as public religious figures of the 1960s and 1970s decried the perceived decline of sexual decency and ... More


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