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Published in: Contemporary Philosophy Vol. XXI No. 1&2, Jan/Feb & Mar/Apr 1999


Law and morality now stand as two poles of an American dilemma. We are requiring of law far more than it can deliver, while morality is constitutionally unworkable. However, a third option, viz. philosophical/secular ethics, can provide a viable conceptual-linguistic framework for understanding and achieving the seemingly-elusive unity of national vision.

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