The Promotion of Personhood is a Principal Good of Law

27 Pages Posted: 29 Nov 2017

Date Written: November 27, 2017

Abstract

A great good promoted by a well constructed legal system is the protection and promotion of character. Many other purposes prove to be justifiable, if at all, based on their instrumentality to this good.

When guided by this thesis, jurisprudence brings the discussion of law – what law is and what law ought to be – into constant conversation with anthropology: the perennial inquiry which our species conducts into the nature of the person.

Suggested Citation

Fitzgibbon, Scott Thomas, The Promotion of Personhood is a Principal Good of Law (November 27, 2017). Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 469. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3078116 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3078116

Scott Thomas Fitzgibbon (Contact Author)

Boston College - Law School ( email )

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Newton, MA 02459-1163
United States

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