TITLE

Ethics, Law and Legislation: The Institutionalisation of Moral Reflection

AUTHOR(S)
Bondolfi, Alberto
PUB. DATE
March 2000
SOURCE
Ethical Theory & Moral Practice;Mar2000, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p27
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper describes the different dimensions of the relation between moral reflection and legislative processes. It discusses some examples of the institutionalisation of moral reflection. It is argued that the relation between ethics and law is still an actual and relevant question. Ethics also has to reflect on its own role in political life. The paper defends the relevance of a theological perspective on the relation between law and ethics. In the last part it is argued that the modality of relation between ethics and law depends on the specific character of social domain.
ACCESSION #
9778986

 

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