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Luban, David, 1949-
Legal ethics and human dignity / David Luban
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2007
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  K123 .L83 2007    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Legal ethics
Human rights
Physical Description xii, 337 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents pt. I. The ethics in legal ethics. The adversary system excuse ; Lawyers as upholders of human dignity (when they aren't busy assaulting it) -- pt. II. The jurisprudence of legal ethics. Natural law as professional ethics: a reading of Fuller ; A different nightmare and a different dream ; The torture lawyers of Washington -- pt. III. Moral complications and moral psychology. Contrived ignorance ; The ethics of wrongful obedience ; Integrity: its causes and cures -- pt. IV. Moral messiness in professional life. A midrash on Rabbi Shaffer and Rabbi Trollope
Summary David Luban is one of the world's leading scholars of legal ethics. In this collection of his most significant papers from the past 25 years, he ranges over such topics as the moral psychology of organizational evil, the strengths and weaknesses of the adversary system, and jurisprudence from the lawyer's point of view. His discussion combines philosophical argument, legal analysis, and many cases drawn from actual law practice, and he defends a theory of legal ethics that focuses on lawyers' role in enhancing human dignity and human rights. In addition to an analytical introduction, the volume includes two major previously unpublished papers, including a detailed critique of the US government lawyers who produced the notorious "torture memos." It will be of interest to a wide range of readers in both philosophy and law.--Book jacket
Series Cambridge studies in philosophy and law

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