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George, Robert P.

Works: 86 works in 352 publications in 3 languages and 11,474 library holdings
Genres: Trials, litigation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, ed
Classifications: KF4549, 340.112
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Robert P George
Most widely held works by Robert P George
Great cases in constitutional law( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural law theory : contemporary essays( Book )

32 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Natural law theory is enjoying a revival of interest in a variety of scholarly disciplines including law, philosophy, political science, and theology and religious studies. This volume presents twelve original essays by leading natural law theorists and their critics. The contributors discuss natural law theories of law and legal reasoning, the rule of law, politics, and morality. Readers will get a clear sense of the wide diversity of viewpoints represented among contemporary theorists, and an opportunity to evaluate the arguments and counterarguments exchanged in the current debates between natural law theorists and their critics."--BOOK JACKET
Making men moral : civil liberties and public morality by Robert P George( Book )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 'Making men moral' Robert P. George defends the traditional position on morals legislation against criticisms advanced by leading contemporary liberal theorists." -- Back cover
Embryo : a defense of human life by Robert P George( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on current scientific research and moral philosophy to shed new light on the debate over abortion and stem-cell research, and maintains that, from the moment of conception, embryos are entitled to the full protection of the law
The clash of orthodoxies : law, religion, and morality in crisis by Robert P George( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is a common supposition among many of our cultural elites that a constitutional & ldquo;wall of separation & rdquo; between church and state precludes religious believers from bringing their beliefs to bear on public matters. This is because secular liberals typically assume that their own positions on morally charged issues of public policy are the fruit of pure reason, while those of their morally conservative opponents reflect an irrational religious faith. In The Clash of Orthodoxies Robert George shows that this supposition is wrong on both counts. Challenging liberalism & rsquo;s claim to represent the triumph of reason, George argues that on controversial issues like abortion, stem-cell research, euthanasia, homosexuality, and same-sex marriage, traditional Judeo-Christian beliefs are actually rationally superior to secular liberal alternatives. Drawing on the natural law philosophical tradition, George demolishes various secularist pretenses, such as the notion that the very young and very old among us are somehow subpersonal and not worthy of full legal protection. He reveals the dubious person/body dualism implicit in secularist arguments, and he demonstrates the flawed reasoning behind the idea that the state ought to be neutral regarding competing understandings of the nature and value of marriage. George also revisits the controversy surrounding his participation in the First Things & ldquo;End of Democracy? & rdquo; symposium, in which he considered the relevance of Catholic teachings regarding the legitimacy of political regimes to the contemporary American situation. George argues that because natural law and natural rights doctrine lie at the foundation of the American republic, the judicial reading of the Constitution that has undermined democracy in order to enshrine the secularist agenda is deeply flawed. In advancing his thesis, George argues for a return to old-fashioned liberalism, a worldview that he claims is best exemplified by Pope John Paul II, whose teachings laud democracy, religious liberty, and economic freedom while also recognizing the demands of civil rights, social and economic justice, and the principle of subsidiarity. These demands restrain Catholics & mdash;and indeed all people of faith & mdash;from making personal freedom an absolute, and George takes to task those political leaders who, though believers, have denied or ignored the political responsibility this entails. The Clash of Orthodoxies is a profoundly important contribution to our contemporary national conversation about the proper role of religion in politics. The lucid and persuasive prose of Robert George, one of America & rsquo;s most prominent public intellectuals, will shock secular liberals out of an unwarranted complacency and provide powerful ammunition for embattled defenders of traditional morality
In defense of natural law by Robert P George( Book )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Making Men Moral, his 1993 book, George questioned the central doctrines of liberal jurisprudence and political theory. In his new work he extends his critique of liberalism, and also goes beyond it to show how contemporary natural law theory provides a superior way of thinking about basic problems of justice and political morality. Not content merely to defend natural law from its 'cultured despisers', he deftly turns the tables and deploys the idea to mount a stunning attack on regnant liberal beliefs about such issues as abortion, sexuality, and the place of religion in public life. Students as well as scholars in law, political science, and philosophy will find George's arguments stimulating, challenging, and compelling
Natural law, liberalism, and morality : contemporary essays( Book )

28 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural Law, Liberalism, and Morality brings together leading defenders of natural law and liberalism for a series of frank and lively exchanges touching upon critical issues of contemporary moral and political theory. The book is an outstanding example of the fruitful engagement of traditions of thought about fundamental matters of ethics and justice
The autonomy of law : essays on legal positivism by Robert P George( Book )

29 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of original essays from distinguished legal philosophers offers a challenging assessment of the nature and viability of legal positivism, an approach to legal theory that continues to dominate contemporary legal theoretical debates.--Résumé de l'éditeur
Constitutional politics : essays on constitution making, maintenance, and change by S. A Barber( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is marriage? : man and woman : a defense by Sherif Girgis( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Until yesterday, no society had seen marriage as anything other than a conjugal partnership: a male-female union. What Is Marriage? identifies and defends the reasons for this historic consensus and shows why redefining civil marriage is unnecessary, unreasonable, and contrary to the common good. Originally published in the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, this book's core argument quickly became the year's most widely read essay on the most prominent scholarly network in the social sciences. Since then, it has been cited and debated by scholars and activists
The meaning of marriage : family, state, market, and morals( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together the best of contemporary scholarship on marriage from a variety of disciplines, history, ethics, economics, law and public policy, philosophy, sociology, psychiatry, political science, to inform, and reform, public debate. Rigorous yet accessible, these studies aim to rethink and re-present the case for marriage as a positive institution and ideal that is in the public interest and serves the common good. The essays in this volume were presented to an audience of scholars, journalists, public policy experts, and other professionals, at a conference sponsored by the Witherspoon Institute. The contributors are among the most eminent authorities on marriage and public policy in the English-speaking world
Natural law and public reason( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conscience and its enemies : confronting the dogmas of liberal secularism by Robert P George( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Collection of previously published essays on cultural and legal issues relating to the marriage debate, abortion and embryonic stem cell research, political liberty, and religious freedom"--
Natural law and moral inquiry : ethics, metaphysics, and politics in the work of Germain Grisez( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Body-self dualism in contemporary ethics and politics by Patrick Lee( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Patrick Lee and Robert P. George argue that human beings are physical, animal organisms - albeit essentially rational and free - and examine the implications of this understanding of human beings for some of the most controversial issues in contemporary ethics and politics. The authors argue that human beings are animal organisms and that their personal identity across time consists in the persistence of the animal organisms they are; they also argue that human beings are essentially rational and free and that there is a radical difference between human beings and other animals; furthermore, they criticize hedonism and hedonistic drug-taking, present detailed defenses of the pro-life positions on abortion and euthanasia, and defend the traditional moral position on marriage and sexual acts."--Jacket
Conjugal union : what marriage is and why it matters by Patrick Lee( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During a recent day-time television talk show a young woman was informed that her husband had offered her best friend 500 dollars to have sex with him. Needless to say, the young woman (the wife) became very angry and she (along with the talk-show host and most of the audience present) viewed this act as an egregious betrayal"--
Reason, morality, and law : the philosophy of John Finnis by John Keown( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Finnis is a pioneer in the development of a new yet classically-grounded theory of natural law. His work offers a systematic philosophy of practical reasoning and moral choosing that addresses the great questions of the rational foundations of ethical judgments, the identification of moral norms, human agency, and the freedom of the will, personal identity, the common good, the role and functions of law, the meaning of justice, and the relationship of morality and politics toreligion and the life of faith. The core of Finnis' theory, articulated in his seminal work Natural Law and Natural
Second look at first things : a case for conservative politics : the Hadley Arkes festschrift( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Embryo [a defense of human life] by Robert P George( Recording )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George and Tollefsen combine the latest scientific breakthroughs with the soundest tenets of philosophy to shed new light on a vital yet controversial issue of our day.--
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Great cases in constitutional law
Alternative Names
George, Rob

George, Robert P.

Robert P. George Amerikaans filosoof

Robert P. George professeur de jurisprudence à l'Université de Princeton

Robert P. George US-amerikanischer Rechtswissenschaftler

Robert Peter George

رابرت پی. جورج فیلسوف آمریکایی


English (254)

Italian (4)

German (1)

Natural law theory : contemporary essaysMaking men moral : civil liberties and public moralityEmbryo : a defense of human lifeThe clash of orthodoxies : law, religion, and morality in crisisIn defense of natural lawNatural law, liberalism, and morality : contemporary essaysThe autonomy of law : essays on legal positivismConstitutional politics : essays on constitution making, maintenance, and change