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Personal responsibility and obesity: a constructive approach to a controversial issue.
The concept of personal responsibility has been central to social, legal, and political approaches to obesity. It evokes language of blame, weakness, and vice and is a leading basis for inadequateExpand
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Three Concepts of Privacy
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The Social Foundations of Defamation Law: Reputation and the Constitution
The common law of defamation has long been viewed as an intellectual wasteland, "perplexed with minute and barren distinctions."' Dean Prosser, for example, began his discussion of the law ofExpand
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Prejudicial Appearances: The Logic of American Antidiscrimination Law
In Prejudicial Appearances noted legal scholar Robert C. Post argues modern American antidiscrimination law should not be conceived as protecting the transcendental dignity of individual persons butExpand
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Democracy and Equality
  • R. Post
  • Political Science
  • 1 June 2005
This article defines democracy as that form of government which aspires to realize the value of collective self-determination. It inquires into the relationship between democracy, so understood, andExpand
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The Social Foundations of Privacy: Community and Self in the Common Law Tort
In this Article Professor Post argues that the common law tort of invasion of privacy safeguards social norms, which he calls "rules of civility," that in significant measure constitute bothExpand
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Religion and Freedom of Speech: Portraits of Muhammad
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Racist Speech, Democracy, and the First Amendment
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Democracy and Equality
  • R. Post
  • Political Science
  • 1 January 2006
If democracy is defined as the form of government dedicated to the realization of the values of selfdetermination, democracy bears a complex relationship to equality. Democracy requires equality ofExpand
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