TITLE

WHAT IS THE GOVERNMENT'S ROLE IN PROMOTING MORALS?�SERIOUSLY?

AUTHOR(S)
Cole, G. Marcus
PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy;Winter2008, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p77
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article distinguishes between two very different moralities of law: the morality of duty and the morality of aspiration. The morality of duty consists of the basic proscriptions required by any governmental authority. The morality of aspiration, however, is a different matter altogether. It comprises the rules associated with promoting virtue. This paper also explores the wisdom of giving the government the role of regulating the morality of aspiration by asking why there is an apparent inclination to legislate virtue.
ACCESSION #
30072014

 

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