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The Right to Do Wrong

Morality and the Limits of Law

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$45.00 • £36.95 • €40.50

ISBN 9780674368255

Publication Date: 02/25/2019


512 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

1 table


  • Introduction: Defining the Puzzle
  • 1. Common Morality, Social Mores, and the Law
  • 2. A Sampling of Rights to Do Wrong
  • 3. Three Rights to Do Wrong
  • 4. How to “Abuse” a Right
  • 5. Law and Morality in Ordinary Language and Social Science
  • 6. Divergences of Law and Morals: Sites and Sources
  • 7. Convergences of Law and Morals: Sites and Sources
  • 8. Questions of Method and Meaning: The Law at Odds with Common Morality
  • 9. Why This Book Is Not What You Had in Mind
  • 10. The Changing Stance of Lawyers toward Common Morality
  • 11. Commercial Morality, Bourgeois Virtue, and the Law
  • 12. How We Attach Responsibilities to Rights
  • 13. Common Morality Confronts Modernity
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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