© 1983

Law, Morality and Rights

  • M. A. Stewart

Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 162)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Working Conceptions of “The Law”

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert S. Summers
      Pages 3-29
    3. J. L. Mackie
      Pages 31-42
    4. Tony Honoré
      Pages 43-50
    5. Robert S. Summers
      Pages 51-63
  3. Justification and Precedent

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Marsha Hanen
      Pages 67-92
    3. Roger A. Shiner
      Pages 93-136
  4. Rights and Claims

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Alan R. White
      Pages 139-160
    3. Neil MacCormick
      Pages 161-181
    4. Sam Coval
      Pages 183-187
    5. Alan R. White
      Pages 189-198
  5. Obscenity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. A. D. Woozley
      Pages 201-222
    3. A. W. B. Simpson
      Pages 223-238
    4. Geoffrey Robertson
      Pages 239-248
    5. A. D. Woozley
      Pages 249-255
  6. Reverse Discrimination

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257

About this book


The Royal Institute of Philosophy has been sponsoring conferences in alternate years since 1969. These have from the start been intended to be of interest to persons who are not philosophers by profession. They have mainly focused on interdisciplinary areas such as the philosophies of psychology, education and the social sciences. The volumes arising from these conferences have in­ cluded discussions between philosophers and distinguished prac­ titioners of other disciplines relevant to the chosen topic. Beginning with the 1979 conference on 'Law, Morality and Rights' and the 1981 conference on 'Space, Time and Causality' these volumes are now constituted as a series. It is hoped that this series will contribute to advancing philosophical understanding at the frontiers of philosophy and areas of interest to non-philos­ ophers. It is hoped that it will do so by writing which reduces technicalities as much as the subject-matter permits. In this way the series is intended to demonstrate that philosophy can be clear and worthwhile in itself and at the same time relevant to the interests of lay people.


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Editors and affiliations

  • M. A. Stewart
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of LancasterUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Law, Morality and Rights
  • Editors M.A. Stewart
  • Series Title Synthese Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-1519-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-8379-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-017-2049-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 452
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philosophy of Law
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