The Legislation of Morality

  • Michael D. Bayles
Part of the Law and Philosophy Library book series (LAPS, volume 17)


In chapter 5 we considered necessary connections between law and morals (5.3 and 5.4) and Hart’s brief comments about causal influences between them (5.4.2). This chapter considers another of the four topics about the relations between law and morals that Hart distinguishes (LLM, 1–4), namely, using criminal law to enforce a society’s morality. The last chapter takes up Hart’s views on the moral criticism of law, which he developed only for criminal punishment.


Moral Belief Public Morality Homosexual Conduct Immoral Conduct Harm Principle 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael D. Bayles
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyFlorida State UniversityUSA

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