© 1998

Character, Liberty, and Law

Kantian Essays in Theory and Practice


Part of the Library of Ethics and Applied Philosophy book series (LOET, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Jeffrie G. Murphy
    Pages 1-4
  3. Jeffrie G. Murphy
    Pages 5-32
  4. Jeffrie G. Murphy
    Pages 33-41
  5. Jeffrie G. Murphy
    Pages 43-57
  6. Jeffrie G. Murphy
    Pages 59-87
  7. Jeffrie G. Murphy
    Pages 89-117
  8. Jeffrie G. Murphy
    Pages 119-139
  9. Jeffrie G. Murphy
    Pages 167-186
  10. Jeffrie G. Murphy
    Pages 187-200
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 239-242

About this book


Jeffrie G. Murphy's third collection of essays further pursues the topics of punishment and retribution that were explored in his two previous collections: Retribution, Justice and Therapy and Retribution Reconsidered. Murphy now explores these topics in the light of reflections on issues that are normally associated with religion: forgiveness, mercy, and repentance. He also explores the general issue of theory and practice and discusses a variety of topics in applied ethics - e.g., freedom of artistic expression, the morality of gambling, and the value of forgiveness in psychological counseling. As always, his perspective may be described as Kantian; and, indeed, this collection contains the first extended piece of Kant scholarship that he has done in years: a long essay on Kant on theory and practice.


Immanuel Kant Kant Religion ethics freedom justice morality

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Arizona State UniversityTempeUSA

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