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Reason, Morality, and Law


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Editors' Preface Robert P. George: Introduction: The Achievement of John Finnis Reasons, Goods, and Principles 1: Joseph Raz: Value: A Menu of Questions 2: Roger Crisp: Finnis on Well-being 3: John Haldane: Reasoning about the Human Good, and the Role of the Public Philosopher 4: Joseph Boyle: On the Most Fundamental Principle of Morality 5: Jeremy Waldron: What is Natural Law Like? Intentions in Action 6: Luke Gormally: Intention and Side-effects: John Finnis and Elizabeth Anscombe 7: Anthony Kenny: Intention and Side-effects: The mens rea for Murder 8: Kevin L. Flannery SJ: John Finnis on Thomas Aquinas on Human Action 9: Cristobel Orrego: On Moral Philosophy and Kinds of Human Actions Justice, Rights, and Wrongdoing 10: John Gardner: Finnis on Justice 11: Matthew H. Kramer: Retributivism in the Spirit of Finnis 12: Leslie Green: The Nature of Limited Government 13: Christopher Tollefsen: Pure Perfectionism and the Limits of Paternalism 14: Jacqueline Tasioulas and John Tasioulas: "Lawful mercy" in Measure for Measure 15: Patrick Lee: The basis for being a subject of rights: the natural law position 16: Gerard V. Bradley: Constitutional and Other Persons 17: Anthony Fisher OP: Bioethics after Finnis 18: John Keown: A New Father for the Law and Ethics of Medicine Philosophy of Law 19: N E Simmonds: Value, Practice and Idea 20: Timothy Endicott: The Irony of Law 21: Timothy Macklem: Ideas of Easy Virtue 22: Julie Dickson: Law and its theory: a Question of Priorities 23: Maris Koepcke Tinture: Finnis on Legal and Moral Obligation 24: Richard Ekins: Constitutional Principle in the Laws of the Commonwealth 25: Neil M. Gorsuch: Intention and the Allocation of Risk Philosophy, Religion, and Public Reasons 26: Thomas Pink: The Right to Religious Liberty and the Coercion of Belief: A Note on Dignitatis Humanae 27: Germain Grisez: Natural Law and the Transcendent Source of Human Fulfillment Reflections and Responses 28: John Finnis: Responses Bibliography of the Published Works of John Finnis

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John Keown DCL holds the Rose Kennedy Chair in the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University. Having graduated in law from Cambridge he completed a doctorate at Oxford, under the supervision of John Finnis. Before his election to the Kennedy Chair he taught medical law in the Faculty of Law at Cambridge, where he was a Fellow of Queens' College and of Churchill College. Professor Keown has written widely in the field of the law and ethics of medicine. His research has been cited by the Law Lords and by the US Supreme Court. His latest book is The Law and Ethics of Medicine (OUP, 2012). Robert P. George is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University. He holds a D.Phil from Oxford, where he studied under John Finnis and Joseph Raz. He is the author of numerous books, including Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public Morality, and In Defence of Natural Law.


` "[I]n and after his seminal Natural Law and Natural Rights (Oxford University Press, 1980), Finnis has developed a moral theory of great range and depth, which in its systematicity and challenging engagement with both applied ethical issues and the philosophy of action counts as one of the most significant contributions to normative theory in the late twentieth century. Given this, his work deserves far more attention from philosophers - something this [impressive] Festchrift does much to facilitate."' The Philosophical Quarterly `"Anyone who is interested in the new natural law theory should check out this [imposing] book."' Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

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