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Pedigree Promise

Pedigree Promise

Author: Nolan White

Publisher: Nolan White

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Struggling comedian Patrick Murph has the rare youth gene… His romantic interest, Easter Beaulieu, needs it for her “cause worth mating for.” But a profiteering cabal has other ideas… Will he follow his heart and commit his gene to Easter? In a new society where genetic assets are the measure of wealth and beauty, Easter’s genetic matching program creates enemies within biased science, politics, and religion. The dilemma amuses Patrick… …until tests reveal his youth gene is an international treasure. …one man …one mutant gene …one chance to save humanity …until an old flame who knows his secret agenda stumbles back into his life. Can he trust her? Patrick has a decision to make, one that will affect the rest of his life and the future of the world. If you like The One by John Marrs, you’ll love Pedigree Promise because we all face choices to help others or only enrich ourselves. Get it now!

The Moral Structure of Legal Obligation

The Moral Structure of Legal Obligation

Author: John-Michael Kuczynski

Publisher: John-Michael Kuczynski

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 280

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What are laws, and do they necessarily have any basis in morality? The present work argues that laws are governmental assurances of protections of rights and that concepts of law and legal obligation must therefore be understood in moral terms. There are, of course, many immoral laws. But once certain basic truths are taken into account – in particular, that moral principles have a “dimension of weight”, to use an expression of Ronald Dworkin’s, and also that principled relations are not always expressed by perfect statistical concomitances – the existence of iniquitous laws poses no significant threat to a moralistic analysis of law. Special attention is paid to the debate between Ronald Dworkin and H.L.A. Hart. Dworkin’s over-all position is argued to be correct, but issue is taken with his argument for that position. Hart’s analysis is found to be vitiated by an impoverished conception of morality and also of the nature of government. Our analysis of law enables us to answer three questions that, at this juncture of history, are of special importance: Are there international laws? If not, could such laws exist? And if they could exist, would their existence necessarily be desirable? The answers to these questions are, respectively: “no”, “yes”, and “no.” Our analysis of law enables us to hold onto the presumption that so-called legal interpretation is a principled endeavor, and that some legal interpretations are truer to existing laws than others. At the same time, it accommodates the obvious fact that the sense in which a physicist interprets meter-readings, or in which a physician interprets a patient’s symptoms, is different from the sense in which judges interpret the law. So our analysis of law enables us to avoid the extreme views that have thus far dominated debates concerning the nature of legal interpretation. On the one hand, it becomes possible to avoid the cynical view (held by the so-called “legal realists”) that legal interpretation is mere legislation and that no legal interpretation is more correct than any other. On the other hand, it becomes possible to avoid Blackstone’s view (rightly descried by Austin as a “childish fiction”) that judges merely discover, and do not create, the law.

The Prayers and Tears of Jacques Derrida

The Prayers and Tears of Jacques Derrida

Author: John D. Caputo

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253112842

Category: Philosophy

Page: 416

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"Caputo’s book is riveting.... A singular achievement of stylistic brio and impeccable scholarship, it breaks new ground in making a powerful case for treating Derrida as homo religiosis.... There can be no mistaking the importance of Caputo's work." —Edith Wyschogrod "No one interested in Derrida, in Caputo, or in the larger question of postmodernism and religion can afford to ignore this pathbreaking study. Taking full advantage of the most recent and least discussed writings of Derrida, it offers a careful and comprehensive account of the religious dimension of Derrida’s thought." —Merold Westphal

The Kennel Stud Book

The Kennel Stud Book

Author: Cornelius Tongue

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783752556209

Category: Fiction

Page: 596

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Reprint of the original, first published in 1866.

Vertebrate Mating Systems

Vertebrate Mating Systems

Author: Marco Apollonio

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9810242603

Category: Science

Page: 332

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This book reviews the relationship of mating systems with other aspects of vertebrate biology. It presents many stimulating new perspectives and ideas on mating systems studies. While many of the authors present some of their own research, in all cases they underline the general relevance of their work and speculate on future directions of scientific inquiry.

Dangerous Zeros

Dangerous Zeros

Author: John Marshall Mills

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781477238776

Category: Fiction

Page: 358

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Rolling on too many zeros to change direction, money wagons head for the big hole. For the brilliant banker's son, zeros are playthings. But, the Lehman Brothers melt-down ruins him. No longer insulated in his rich man's ivory tower, he fights back. Chance comes full circle, clearing some of his personal debris, putting real wheels back on his life. New resolve commits him to caring about the fates of other victims harmed by cynical zero manipulators. The banker's son learns that in the drama of life, money is never the star, only a prop.

Current Legal Problems 2010

Current Legal Problems 2010

Author: George Letsas

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199602582

Category: Law

Page: 744

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Transition to Journals From Volume 63, Current Legal Problems will be available as online only, print only, or combined print and online subscriptions from Oxford Journals. The Current Legal Problems archive is available immediately from January 2011. Customers wishing to take out a subscription can do so by clicking through to the yearbook's journal page: http://clp.oxfordjournals.org Current Legal Problems will benefit from a number of additional features made possible by online publication: Publish ahead of print - Articles will appear online throughout the year, granting subscribers immediate access to the latest developments in both HTML and PDF formats, without needing to wait for the print volume Email alerts - Anyone can sign up to receive Current Legal Problems content alerts - both of the annual volume and of content published throughout the year Searchable archive - The entire archive back to 1996 will be made available to Current Legal Problems subscribers The Current Legal Problems lecture series and annual volume was established around 60 years ago at the Faculty of Laws, University College London, and has long been recognized as a major reference point for legal scholarship. The continuing strength of Current Legal Problems is its representation of a broad range of legal scholarship opinion, theory, methodology, and subject matter, with an emphasis upon contemporary developments of law. Contributions to the 63rd volume in the series include a discussion on the human rights of children, the difficulties of social welfare in Europe, and the role of the Human Rights Act post 9/11. Other chapters address subjects as diverse as the law of trusts, international trade regulation in the WTO, and UK corporate law reform.