New Legal Moralism: Some Strengths and Challenges. On any plausible version of Legal Moralism, the question of whether we should in the end criminalize, all things considered, is a much more complicated question, of both principle and practicality. Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. After sketching the main features of Moore’s version of legal moralism, and its connection to the type of retributivism that he espouses, this chapter notes its expansiveness, both as to the kinds of wrong and as to the range of agents that we have in principle reason to criminalise. 12-28. 8, 2013. 15-17. Date Written: 2012. Criminal Law and Philosophy, Vol. 20 Pages Posted: 10 Jul 2012. Towards a Modest Legal Moralism.
1 TOWARDS A MODEST LEGAL MORALISM (forthcoming, Criminal Law & Philosophy) R A DUFF 1 My aim in this paper is to explain, and begin to defend, a particular version of so-called Legal Moralism. Legal, Moral, and Metaphysical Truths: The Philosophy of Michael S Moore, K. K. Ferzan & S. Morse (eds), Oxford University Press, Forthcoming; Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. Thomas Søbirk Petersen - 2010 - Criminal Law and Philosophy 4 (2):215-232.
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Abstract. ‘Legal Moralism’ picks out a family of views about the proper aims and scope of the 13. University of Stirling - Department of Philosophy. Duff, Robin Antony, Legal Moralism and Public Wrongs (June 15, 2015). Towards a Modest Legal Moralism: Concept, Open Questions, and Potential Extension.