Character, Liberty, and Law

Kantian Essays in Theory and Practice

  • Jeffrie G. Murphy

Part of the Library of Ethics and Applied Philosophy book series (LOET, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 239-242

About this book


Jeffrie G. Murphy's third collection of essays further pursues the topics of punishment and retribution that were explored in his two previous collections: Retribution, Justice and Therapy and Retribution Reconsidered. Murphy now explores these topics in the light of reflections on issues that are normally associated with religion: forgiveness, mercy, and repentance. He also explores the general issue of theory and practice and discusses a variety of topics in applied ethics - e.g., freedom of artistic expression, the morality of gambling, and the value of forgiveness in psychological counseling. As always, his perspective may be described as Kantian; and, indeed, this collection contains the first extended piece of Kant scholarship that he has done in years: a long essay on Kant on theory and practice.


Immanuel Kant Kant Religion ethics freedom justice morality

Authors and affiliations

  • Jeffrie G. Murphy
    • 1
  1. 1.Arizona State UniversityTempeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5110-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9066-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1387-6678
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