Ethics and the Rule of Law
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 229

Ethics and the Rule of Law

  • Categories: Law

This clear and systematic introduction to the philosophy of law attempts to answer some important questions about the nature of law and its relationship to social norms and moral standards.

Forms and Limits of Utilitarianism
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 225

Forms and Limits of Utilitarianism

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Blood Game
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 416

Blood Game

Louisiana Federal District Judge Jock Boucher returns in the second installment of this intriguing new thriller series by David Lyons. LOUISIANA FEDERAL DISTRICT JUDGE JOCK BOUCHER RETURNS IN THE SECOND INSTA LLMENT OF THIS HIGH-OCTANE THRILLER SERIES BY DAVID LYONS. Having killed two men with his bare hands, federal judge Jock Boucher feels he’s unfit for his post on the bench. But when the president sends a fighter jet to whisk the renegade Cajun from a Mexican vacation to the White House to convince him otherwise, Boucher agrees to stay on. Trouble follows him, though, and on the night of his return to his home in the French Quarter, he is accosted by an armed street thug. Boucher defen...

Rights, Welfare, and Mill's Moral Theory
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 208

Rights, Welfare, and Mill's Moral Theory

This volume collects David Lyons' well-known essays on Mill's moral theory and includes an introduction which relates the essays to prior and subsequent philosophical developments. Like the author's Forms and Limits of Utilitarianism (Oxford, 1965), the essays apply analytical methods to issues in normative ethics. The first essay defends a refined version of the beneficiary theory of rights against H.L.A. Hart's important criticisms. The central set of essays develops new interpretations of Mill's moral theory with the aim of determining how far rights can be incorporated in a utilitarian framework. They Mill's analysis of moral concepts promises to accommodate the argumentative force of rights, and also provide a significant new reading of Mill's theory of liberty. The last essay argues that the promise of Mill's theory of justice cannot be fulfilled. Utilitarianism is unable to account for crucial features of moral rights, or even for the moral force of legal rights whose existence might be justified on utilitarian grounds.

Confronting Injustice
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

Confronting Injustice

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-06-13
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  • Publisher: OUP Oxford

The essays presented in this volume challenge both theorists and citizens to confront grave injustices committed in the United States. David Lyons encourages us to take a fresh look at the beginnings of America, including the colonists' early adoption of race-based slavery even though it was unlawful and why those who rebelled against English oppression were responsible for greater injustices against their Native American neighbors. Confronting injustice requires us to consider how delegates to the 1787 constitutional convention readily embraced increased protections for chattel slavery, why the federal government later abandoned Reconstruction, and why the nation allowed former slave owners...

Ice Fire
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 304

Ice Fire

In this explosive debut thriller, a judge from the Louisiana bayou goes up against a company on the verge of causing an ecological disaster. Cajun-born Jock Boucher has overcome modest beginnings to assume the prestigious position of U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana. One of his first cases on the bench involves a scientist who has been hiding in mortal fear for more than twenty years. The fugitive claims that another judge accepted bribes and helped a relentless global energy company steal his intellectual property: a way to recover energy from below the subsea bed that could end America’s dependence on foreign oil. Boucher takes on the company and its powerful founder, risking not only his judicial career but his life. He follows a trail of cryptic clues to the bottom of the ocean, and soon finds himself the target of killers—and too far from the law to ever return. Packed with suspense, science, politics, and murder, this fast-paced, riveting thriller will have readers on the edge of their seats. Ice Fire is the first in a series offered by this authentic new talent.

David's Goliath
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

David's Goliath

An inspiring story of one man's diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis at age 47 and his struggle to rise from the depths of despair to the stage of a bodybuilding contest. When David Lyons lay in his hospital bed numb from the chest down, barely able to move and just diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, little did he know the journey God was about to take him on. He had two choices: give into the disease and most likely end up in a wheelchair, or fight it with all his might like David did against Goliath in the Bible. David Lyons, like his namesake, chose the battle. In this gripping book, David takes you on his journey of faith, trust, and perseverance. You will read how his walk with Christ took...

Moral Aspects of Legal Theory
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 217

Moral Aspects of Legal Theory

  • Categories: Law

In this volume, Professor Lyons outlines his fundamental views about the nature of law and its relation to morality and justice.

Ice Fire
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 416

Ice Fire

Rising to the level of a powerful district judge in Louisiana, bayou-raised Cajun Jock Boucher presides over a first case involving a fugitive scientist who claims that a corrupt judge helped an energy company to steal his ideas about an alternate fuel source that is now posing an ecological threat.

Everyday Health and Fitness with Multiple Sclerosis
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 192

Everyday Health and Fitness with Multiple Sclerosis

Achieve real gains and remove obstacles in your path to fitness with Everyday Health and Fitness with Multiple Sclerosis. David Lyons' program is designed to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle maintain a healthy lifestyle and includes anecdotes from real people with MS, their limitations and how they followed this plan to reach their fitness goals. The customizable, high-intensity, calorie-burning workout builds lean muscle mass. Find advice and solutions for overcoming mental hurdles, nutrition fundamentals to properly fuel workouts, easily adaptable exercises, and motivation. Everyday Heath and Fitness is a road map for every person who wants to conquer a disease or disability, and just get moving.