Objectivity in Law and Morals

Objectivity in Law and Morals

by Brian Leiter
     
 

The seven original essays included in this volume offer a sophisticated perspective on issues about the objectivity of legal interpretation and judicial decision-making. They examine objectivity from both metaphysical and epistemological perspectives and develop a variety of approaches, constructive and critical, to the fundamental problems of objectivity in morality.… See more details below

Overview

The seven original essays included in this volume offer a sophisticated perspective on issues about the objectivity of legal interpretation and judicial decision-making. They examine objectivity from both metaphysical and epistemological perspectives and develop a variety of approaches, constructive and critical, to the fundamental problems of objectivity in morality. This is the first volume to consider the intersection between objectivity in ethics and the objectivity in law. It presents a state-of-the-art survey of live issues in metaethics, and examines their relevance to theorizing about law and adjudication.

Contributors:
Brian Leiter, David O. Brink, Gerald J. Postema, Sigrun Svavarsdottir, Joseph Raz, Phillip Pettit, David Sosa

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521041492
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/18/2007
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Law Series
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction Brian Leiter; 1. Legal interpretation, objectivity and morality David O. Brink; 2. Objectivity, morality and adjudication Brian Leiter; 3. Objectivity fit for law Gerald J. Postema; 4. Objective values: does metaethics rest on a mistake? Sigrún Svavarsdóttir; 5. Notes on value and objectivity Joseph Raz; 6. Embracing objectivity in ethics Philip Pettit; 7. Pathetic ethics David Sosa; Bibliography; Index.

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