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From the Bottom Up: Selected Essays

Kent Greenawalt


Containing essays published in various journals, this book covers a range of topics, notably political philosophy, legal philosophy, standards of legal interpretation, sensible legal approaches to criminal law, freedom of speech, and freedom of religion. Essays address whether public reason is a necessary basis for law; the extent to which religious convictions may figure in law-making; the persuasiveness of natural law and its relation to public reason; what distinguishes legal positivism from competing theories; discerning the “rule of recognition” and its significance; how far should laws e ... More

Keywords: Public Reasons, Natural Law, Legal Positivism, Exemptions, Claims of Conscience, Abstract Reasoning, Understanding Context

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199756162
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756162.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kent Greenawalt, author
University Professor, Columbia University

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