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George, Robert P.

Works: 121 works in 532 publications in 3 languages and 16,158 library holdings
Genres: Trials, litigation, etc  History  Apologetic writings  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, htt, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, 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( )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 1,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Clash of Orthodoxies: Law, Religion, and Morality in Crisis, Robert George tackles the issues at the heart of the contemporary conflict of worldviews. Challenging liberalism's claim to represent the triumph of reason, George argues that on controversial issues like abortion, embryonic stem-cell research, euthanasia, same-sex unions, civil rights and liberties, and the place of religion in public life, traditional Judeo-Christian beliefs are rationally superior to their secular liberal alternatives
Conscience and its enemies : confronting the dogmas of liberal secularism by Robert P George( )

22 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 1,420 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"--
Great cases in constitutional law( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,189 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
Body-self dualism in contemporary ethics and politics by Patrick Lee( )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,071 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
Making men moral : civil liberties and public morality by Robert P George( Book )

40 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 990 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 )

41 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 895 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 )

37 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 826 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 745 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
What is marriage? : man and woman : a defense by Sherif Girgis( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2020 in English and held by 690 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
Natural law, liberalism, and morality : contemporary essays by George( Book )

37 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 667 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
Mind, heart and soul : intellectuals and the path to Rome by R. J Snell( )

4 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The autonomy of law : essays on legal positivism by Robert P George( Book )

38 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in English and held by 614 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 which continues to dominate contemporary legal theoretical debates. To what extent is the law adequately described as autonomous? Should legal theorists maintain a conceptual separation of law and morality? These and other questions are addressed by the authors in this carefully edited collection, which will be of interest to all lawyers and scholars interested in legal philosophy
Reason, morality, and law : the philosophy of John Finnis by John Keown( )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Finnis is a pre-eminent legal, moral and political philosopher. This volume contains over 25 essays by leading international scholars of philosophy and law who critically engage with issues at the heart of Finnis's work
Constitutional politics : essays on constitution making, maintenance, and change by Sotirios A Barber( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 438 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
The meaning of marriage : family, state, market, and morals( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 413 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 )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conjugal union : what marriage is and why it matters by Patrick Lee( Book )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 332 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"--
Pagans and Christians in the city : culture wars from the Tiber to the Potomac by Steven D Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Traditionalist Christians who oppose same-sex marriage and other cultural developments in the United States wonder why they are being forced to bracket their beliefs in order to participate in public life. This situation is not new, says Steven D. Smith: Christians two thousand years ago faced very similar challenges. Picking up poet T. S. Eliot's World War II-era thesis that the future of the West would be determined by a contest between Christianity and "modern paganism," Smith argues in this book that today's culture wars can be seen as a reprise of the basic antagonism that pitted pagans against Christians in the Roman Empire. Smith's Pagans and Christians in the City looks at that historical conflict and explores how the same competing ideas continue to clash today. All of us, Smith shows, have much to learn by observing how patterns from ancient history are reemerging in today's most controversial issues"--Dust jacket flap
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The clash of orthodoxies : law, religion, and morality in crisis
Great cases in constitutional lawBody-self dualism in contemporary ethics and politicsMaking 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 positivism
Alternative Names
George, Rob

George, Rob 1955-

George, Robert Peter

Robert P. George Amerikaans filosoof

Robert P. George dlí-eolaí Meiriceánach

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

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