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Practical Reason in Law and Morality


ISBN13: 9780199693467
Published: April 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback 2009)
Price: £29.49
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9780198268772



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The concept of practical reason is central to contemporary thought on ethics and the philosophy of law - acting well means acting for good reasons.

Explaining this requires several stages. How do reasons relate to actions at all, as incentives and in explanations? What are values, how do they relate to human nature, and how do they enter practical reasoning? How do the concepts of 'right and wrong' fit in, and in what way do they involve questions of mutual trust among human beings? How does our moral freedom - our freedom to form our own moral commitments - relate to our responsibilities to each other? How is this final question transposed into law and legal commitments?

This book explores these questions, vital to understanding the nature of law and morality. It presents a clear account of practical reason, valuable to students of moral philosophy and jurisprudence at undergraduate or postgraduate levels. For more advanced scholars it also offers a reinterpretation of Kant's views on moral autonomy and Smith's on self-command, marrying Smith's 'moral sentiments' to Kant's 'categorical imperative' in a novel way.

The book concludes and underpins the author's Law, State, and Practical Reason series. Taken together the books offer an overarching theory of the nature of law and legal reason, the role of the State, and the nature of moral reason and judgement.

Subjects:
Jurisprudence
Contents:
1. Incentives and Reasons
2. Values and Human Nature
3. Right and Wrong
4. Questions of Trust
5. Autonomy and Self-Command
6. Obedience, Freedom and Engagement - or Utility?
7. Society, Property, and Commerce
8. On Justice
9. Using Freedom Well
10. Judging: Legal Cases and Moral Questions
11. Practical Reason, Law, and State

Series: Law, State, and Practical Reason

Rhetoric and The Rule of Law: A Theory of Legal Reasoning ISBN 9780199571246
Published September 2009
Oxford University Press
£33.99
Rhetoric and The Rule of Law: A Theory of Legal Reasoning (eBook) ISBN 9780191018787
Published September 2009
Oxford University Press
£23.32 + £4.66 VAT
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Practical Reason in Law and Morality (eBook) ISBN 9780191021473
Published January 2009
Oxford University Press
£21.24 + £4.25 VAT
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Practical Reason in Law and Morality ISBN 9780198268772
Published January 2009
Oxford University Press
£68.00
Institutions of Law: An Essay in Legal Theory (eBook) ISBN 9780191021756
Published February 2008
Oxford University Press
£21.66 + £4.33 VAT
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Institutions of Law: An Essay in Legal Theory ISBN 9780199535439
Published February 2008
Oxford University Press
£31.99
Institutions of Law: Law, State and Practical Reason ISBN 9780198267911
Published January 2007
Oxford University Press
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Rhetoric and The Rule of Law: A Theory of Legal Reasoning ISBN 9780198268789
Published August 2005
Oxford University Press
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Questioning Sovereignty ISBN 9780199253302
Published October 2002
Oxford University Press
£39.49
Questioning Sovereignty ISBN 9780198268765
Published February 2000
Oxford University Press
£78.00