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Law's Virtues : Fostering Autonomy and Solidarity in American Society

By: Kaveny, Cathleen.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Moral Traditions Series: Publisher: Washington : Georgetown University Press, 2012Description: 1 online resource (305 p.).ISBN: 9781589019331.Subject(s): Law -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States | Law and ethicsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Law's Virtues : Fostering Autonomy and Solidarity in American SocietyDDC classification: 170 | 174.30973 LOC classification: KF380 .K38 2012Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; Introduction; Part I: Law as a Moral Teacher; Chapter 1 Autonomy, Solidarity, and Law's Pedagogy; Chapter 2 Law and Morality: Understanding the Relationship; Part II: Life Issues and the Law; Chapter 3 The Pro-Life Movement and the Purpose of Law; Chapter 4 Bad Pedagogy, Bad Law: What FOCA Is-and Isn't; Chapter 5 Genetic Information and Razian Autonomy; Chapter 6 Dying Gracefully; Chapter 7 Dying Well, Assisted Suicide, and Constitutional Law; Part III: Voting, Morality, and the Law; Chapter 8 Voting and Faithful Citizenship
Chapter 9 Intrinsic Evil and Political ResponsibilityChapter 10 Voting and Complicity in Wrongdoing; Concluding Reflections; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W
Summary: Can the law promote moral values even in pluralistic societies such as the United States? Drawing upon important federal legislation such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, legal scholar and moral theologian Cathleen Kaveny argues that it can. In conversation with thinkers as diverse as Thomas Aquinas, Pope John Paul II, and Joseph Raz, she argues that the law rightly promotes the values of autonomy and solidarity. At the same time, she cautions that wise lawmakers will not enact mandates that are too far out of step with the lived moral values of the actual community. According to Kaveny
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Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; Introduction; Part I: Law as a Moral Teacher; Chapter 1 Autonomy, Solidarity, and Law's Pedagogy; Chapter 2 Law and Morality: Understanding the Relationship; Part II: Life Issues and the Law; Chapter 3 The Pro-Life Movement and the Purpose of Law; Chapter 4 Bad Pedagogy, Bad Law: What FOCA Is-and Isn't; Chapter 5 Genetic Information and Razian Autonomy; Chapter 6 Dying Gracefully; Chapter 7 Dying Well, Assisted Suicide, and Constitutional Law; Part III: Voting, Morality, and the Law; Chapter 8 Voting and Faithful Citizenship

Chapter 9 Intrinsic Evil and Political ResponsibilityChapter 10 Voting and Complicity in Wrongdoing; Concluding Reflections; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W

Can the law promote moral values even in pluralistic societies such as the United States? Drawing upon important federal legislation such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, legal scholar and moral theologian Cathleen Kaveny argues that it can. In conversation with thinkers as diverse as Thomas Aquinas, Pope John Paul II, and Joseph Raz, she argues that the law rightly promotes the values of autonomy and solidarity. At the same time, she cautions that wise lawmakers will not enact mandates that are too far out of step with the lived moral values of the actual community. According to Kaveny

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<p> Cathleen Kaveny is John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law and professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame. She holds a JD and a PhD in religious ethics from Yale University. She is a regular columnist for Commonweal .</p>

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