© 2001

Living Lawfully

Love in Law and Law in Love


Part of the Law and Philosophy Library book series (LAPS, volume 53)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-7
  2. Zenon Bańkowski
    Pages 8-12
  3. Zenon Bańkowski
    Pages 13-26
  4. Zenon Bańkowski
    Pages 27-42
  5. Zenon Bańkowski
    Pages 43-59
  6. Zenon Bańkowski
    Pages 60-78
  7. Zenon Bańkowski
    Pages 79-97
  8. Zenon Bańkowski
    Pages 98-113
  9. Zenon Bańkowski
    Pages 114-134
  10. Zenon Bańkowski
    Pages 135-156
  11. Zenon Bańkowski
    Pages 157-184
  12. Zenon Bańkowski
    Pages 185-212
  13. Zenon Bańkowski
    Pages 213-230
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 231-250

About this book


The aim of this book is to explore what it means to live a life under the law. Does a life of law preclude love and does a life of love preclude law? Part of the theme of the book is that social questions also raise individual moral and ethical questions; that to live lawfully implies both a question of how I should live in my relations with my fellows and how society should be organised. These questions must be looked at together. The book explores these questions and in looking at the articulation of law and love touches upon debates in personal morality, aesthetics, epistemology, social and political organisation, institutional design and the form and substance of law. It raises questions that are of interest to students and those working in law, theology, and social and political theory.


Epistemology Europe Institution morality political theory

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of EdinburghUK

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From the reviews:

"He focuses on what it is like to live lawfully … . The uses of illustrations and concrete situations is something which will make the work attractive to students … . The book will work best as a basis for discussion and debate in seminars. The use of stories will make it more usable by common-law trained students … . Overall, this is a challenging but very readable book." (John Bell, Res Publica, Vol. 10, 2004)