Reflections on Life, Death, and the Constitution

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Reflections on Life, Death, and the Constitution

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The role of law in government has been increasingly scrutinized as courts struggle with controversial topics such as assisted suicide, euthanasia, abortion, capital punishment, and torture. This book explores such issues by using classical standards of morality as a starting point for understanding them. Drawing on works of literature and philosophy, and on U.S. Supreme Court decisions, the book examines the intimate relationship between human nature and constitutional law.

Publication Date

2009

Publisher

The University Press of Kentucky

Place of Publication

Lexington, KY

ISBN

978-0-8131-2533-6

eISBN

978-0-8131-7327-6 (pdf version)

eISBN

978-0-8131-3916-6 (epub version)

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813125336.001.0001

Keywords

Law, Government, Assisted suicide, Euthanasia, Abortion, Capital punishment, Torture, Human nature, Constitutional law, U.S. Supreme Court

Disciplines

American Politics | Political Theory

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