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Vol 23 No 1 Jan/Feb 2018

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Law and Disagreement

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ISBN13: 9780198262138
ISBN: 0198262132
Published: November 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: uk
Format: Hardback
Price: £102.50
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This collection of Professor Waldron's essays explores the issue of disagreement and its relevance for or against relativistically pluralistic theses about the character of morality and law. Several of the pieces have been published but the principal value of the collection lies in the drawing together of a number of respected and influential essays, together with new and revised essays in which Professor Waldron amplifies and sharpens certain of his philosophical arguments. Written in an accessible and non-technical style, these essays explain complex issues in a simple way.

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1. Introduction; I. A JURISPRUDENCE OF LEGISLATION; 2. Legislation in jurisprudence; 3. Legislation by assembly; 4. Text and polyphony; 5. Legislation, authority and voting; 6. Legislative intent and unintentional legislation; II. DISAGREEMENT IN PRINCIPLE; 7. Rawls's Political Liberalism; 8. The irrelevance of moral objectivity; 9. The circumstances of integrity; III. RIGHTS AND JUDICIAL REVIEW; 10. Between rights and Bills of Rights; 11. Participation: the right of rights; 12. Disagreement and precommitment; 13. The constitutional conception of democracy