The Confluence of Philosophy and Law in Applied Ethics

2017.02.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Norberto Paulo, The Confluence of Philosophy and Law in Applied Ethics, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, 250pp., $100.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2017.02.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Norberto Paulo, The Confluence of Philosophy and Law in Applied Ethics, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, 250pp., $100.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781137557339. Reviewed by Kristen Hessler, University at Albany (SUNY) This is a book about how to do applied ethics, rather than a book that actually does applied ethics. Norbert Paulo is not concerned here with the resolution of difficult moral cases for their own sakes. Rather, he examines the formal reasoning processes that justify decisions about what to do in concrete cases on the basis of a particular moral theory. While a few examples of difficult moral cases are sprinkled throughout the text, for the most part they serve to illustrate fairly technical points and are only briefly discussed. Instead, Paulo's attention is focused on defending his overall thesis that methods of legal reasoning can helpfully inform debates about methods in applied ethics. Paulo's discussion of. . .

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