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  • Objectivity and the Rule of Lawby Matthew Kramer

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    Kramer lucidly addresses some of the principal questions in this vital area of philosophical enquiry. more...

  • Moral Realism as a Moral Doctrineby Matthew H. Kramer

    Wiley 2009; US$ 35.95 US$ 31.16

    In this major new work, Matthew Kramer seeks to establish two main conclusions. On the one hand, moral requirements are strongly objective. On the other hand, the objectivity of ethics is itself an ethical matter that rests primarily on ethical considerations. Moral realism - the doctrine that morality is indeed objective - is a moral doctrine. ... more...

  • John Locke and the Origins of Private Propertyby Matthew H. Kramer

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 64.00 US$ 52.48

    A close study of the main Lockean texts revises our understanding of Locke the individualist. more...

  • Rights, Wrongs and Responsibilitiesby Matthew H. Kramer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 147.00

    In this wide-ranging investigation of many prominent issues in contemporary legal and political philosophy, eight distinguished philosophers and legal theorists (including Matthew Kramer, Hillel Steiner, Antony Duff, Sandra Marshall, Wilfrid Waluchow, and Nicholas Bamforth) tackle issues such as the rights of animals and foetuses, the relationship... more...

  • Hobbes and the Paradoxes of Political Originsby Matthew H. Kramer

    Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 175.00

    This book expounds an analytical method that focuses on paradoxes - a method originally associated with deconstructive philosophy, but bearing little resemblance to the interpretive techniques that have come to be designated as 'deconstruction' in literary studies. The book then applies its paradox-focused method as it undertakes a sustained investigation... more...

  • In the Realm of Legal and Moral Philosophyby Matthew H. Kramer

    Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 176.00

    In this wide-ranging investigation of many prominent issues in contemporary legal, political, and moral philosophy, Matthew Kramer combines penetrating critiques with original theorising as he examines the writings of numerous major theorists (including Ronald Dworkin, H.l.A. Hart, Alan Gewirth, Ronald Coase and Richard Posner). Among the many topics... more...

  • The Ethics of Capital Punishmentby Matthew H. Kramer

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83

    Taking a fresh look at a central controversy in criminal law theory, The Ethics of Capital Punishment presents a rationale for the death penalty grounded in a theory of the nature of evil and the nature of defilement. Original, unsettling, and deeply controversial, it will be an essential reference point for future debates on the subject. more...

  • Torture and Moral Integrityby Matthew H. Kramer

    OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 84.99 US$ 73.09

    The morality of interrogational torture has been the subject of heated debate in recent years. In explaining why torture is morally wrong, Kramer engages in deep philosophical reflections on the nature of morality and on moral conflicts. more...

  • Hillel Steiner and the Anatomy of Justiceby Stephen De Wijze; Matthew H. Kramer; Ian Carter

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    Throughout the English-speaking world, and in the many other countries where analytic philosophy is studied, Hillel Steiner is esteemed as one of the foremost contemporary political philosophers. This volume is designed as a festschrift for Steiner and as an important collection of philosophical essays in its own right. The editors have assembled... more...

  • The Legacy of H.L.A. Hartby Matthew Kramer; Claire Grant; Ben Colburn; Antony Hatzistavrou

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 144.99 US$ 124.69

    This book brings together contributions from seventeen of the world's foremost legal and political philosophers to examine the lasting influence of H.L.A. Hart. The essays explore the major subjects of Hart's work: general jurisprudence, criminal responsibility, rights, justice, causation and the foundations of liberalism. more...