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Ethics in the Public Domain: Essays in the Morality of Law and Politics

Joseph Raz


This new collection opens with a pivotal chapter, not previously published, on the implications of the moral duties which arise out of concern for the well-being of others. The first part of the book concentrates on the consequences of two central aspects of well-being: the importance of membership in groups — the role of belonging — and the active character of well-being — that it largely consists in successful activities. Both aspects have far-reaching political implications, explored in chapters on free expression, national self-determination, and multiculturalism, among others. Against the ... More

Keywords: moral duties, groups, belonging, successful activities, political implications, free expression, multiculturalism, law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780198260691
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260691.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph Raz, author
Balliol College, Oxford