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Creon's Ghost: Law, Justice, and the Humanities

Joseph Tomain


This book examines the enduring problem of the relationship between man's law and a “higher” law from the perspective of core humanities texts and through discussion of hotly debated contemporary legal conundrums. Today, such issues as intelligent design in school curricula, same-sex marriage, and faith-based government grants are all examples of the interaction between man's law and some other set of moral principles. As these debates are considered in this book, the book uses texts such as Antigone and Plato's Republic and pairs them with the most important jurisprudence texts of the 20th ce ... More

Keywords: man's law, intelligent design, same-sex marriage, faith-based government grants, Antigone, Plato, Plato's Republic, classic texts

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195333411
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333411.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph Tomain, author