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George, Robert P.

Works: 101 works in 411 publications in 2 languages and 12,641 library holdings
Genres: Trials, litigation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, ed
Classifications: KF4549, 340.112
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Most widely held works about Robert P George
Most widely held works by Robert P George
The clash of orthodoxies : law, religion, and morality in crisis by Robert P George( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 1,141 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
What is marriage? : man and woman : a defense by Sherif Girgis( )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,061 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
Great cases in constitutional law( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Slavery, segregation, abortion, workers' rights, the power of the courts. These issues have been at the heart of the greatest constitutional controversies in American history. And in this concise and thought-provoking volume, some of today's most distinguished legal scholars and commentators explain for a general audience how five landmark Supreme Court cases centered on those controversies shaped the country's destiny and continue to affect us even now. The book is a profound exploration of the Supreme Court's importance to America's social and political life. It is also, as many of the contributors show, an intriguing reflection of what some have seen as an important trend in legal scholarship away from an uncritical belief in the essentially benign nature of judicial power. Robert George opens with an illuminating survey of the themes that unite and divide the five cases. Other contributors then examine each case in detail through a lively commentator-and-response format. Mark Tushnet and Jeremy Waldron exchange views on Marbury v. Madison, the pivotal 1803 case that established the power of the courts to invalidate legislation. Cass Sunstein and James McPherson discuss Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857), the notorious case that confirmed the rights of slave owners, declared that black people could not be American citizens, and is often seen as a cause of the Civil War. Hadley Arkes and Donald Drakeman explore the legacy of Lochner v. New York (1905), a case that ushered in decades of judicial hostility toward social welfare laws. Earl Maltz and Walter Murphy assess Brown v. Topeka Board of Education (1954), the famous case that ended racial segregation in public schools. Finally, Jean Bethke Elshtain and George Will tackle Rose v. Wade (1973), still a flashpoint a quarter of a century later in the debate over abortion. While some of the contributors show sympathy for strong judicial interventions on social issues, many across the ideological spectrum are sharply critical of judicial activism. A compelling introduction to the greatest cases in U.S. constitutional law, this is also an enlightening glimpse of the state of the art in American legal scholarship"--Unedited summary from paperback cover
Conscience and its enemies : confronting the dogmas of liberal secularism by Robert P George( )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 908 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"--
Making men moral : civil liberties and public morality by Robert P George( Book )

27 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 903 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
Natural law theory : contemporary essays( Book )

32 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 878 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."--Jacket
In defense of natural law by Robert P George( Book )

35 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 773 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
Embryo : a defense of human life by Robert P George( Book )

10 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
Natural law, liberalism, and morality : contemporary essays( Book )

32 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 618 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
Reason, morality, and law : the philosophy of John Finnis by John Keown( )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 583 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
The autonomy of law : essays on legal positivism by Robert P George( Book )

34 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in English and held by 549 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
Constitutional politics : essays on constitution making, maintenance, and change by Sotirios A Barber( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 444 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
Natural law and public reason( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meaning of marriage : family, state, market, and morals( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 402 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 moral inquiry : ethics, metaphysics, and politics in the work of Germain Grisez( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural law and evangelical political thought by Jesse David Covington( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume explores the problems and prospects attending evangelical engagement with natural law as a key feature for political thought. Engaging theology, philosophy, political theory and biblical studies, many contributors are optimistic about the prospects of evangelical re-appropriation of natural law, but note ways in which evangelical commitments might lend distinctive shape to this engagement
Conjugal union : what marriage is and why it matters by Patrick Lee( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 293 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"--
Natural law by Robert P George( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume features important essays by leading contemporary natural law theorists and their critics. Readers will gain a clear sense of the state of the debate on such issues as the moral basis of legal obligation, the relationship between law and morality, and the role of moral enquiry and judgment in the interpretation of legal texts. In his introduction, Robert George provides a useful commentary on each essay
The Cambridge companion to natural law jurisprudence by George Duke( Book )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection provides an intellectually rigorous and accessible overview of key topics in contemporary natural law jurisprudence, an influential yet frequently misunderstood branch of legal philosophy. It fills a gap in the existing literature by bringing together leading international experts on natural law theory to provide perspectives on some of the most pressing issues pertaining to the nature and moral foundations of law. Themes covered include the history of the natural law tradition, the natural law account of practical reason, normativity and ethics, natural law approaches to legal obligation and authority and constitutional law. Creating a dialogue between leading figures in natural law thought, the Companion is an ideal introduction to the main commitments of natural law jurisprudence, whilst also offering a concise summary of developments in current scholarship for more advanced readers
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The clash of orthodoxies : law, religion, and morality in crisis
Great cases in constitutional lawMaking men moral : civil liberties and public moralityNatural law theory : contemporary essaysIn defense of natural lawEmbryo : a defense of human lifeNatural law, liberalism, and morality : contemporary essaysThe autonomy of law : essays on legal positivismConstitutional politics : essays on constitution making, maintenance, and change
Alternative Names
George, Rob

George, Rob 1955-

George, Robert P.

George, Robert Peter

Robert P. George Amerikaans filosoof

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

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


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