Playing by the Rules: A Philosophical Examination of Rule-Based Decision-Making in Law and in Life

Playing by the Rules: A Philosophical Examination of Rule-Based Decision-Making in Law and in Life

by Frederick F. Schauer
     
 


Rules are a central component of such diverse enterprises as law, morality, language, games, religion, etiquette, and family governance, but there is often confusion about what a rule is, and what rules do. Offering a comprehensive philosophical analysis of these questions, this book challenges much of the existing legal, jurisprudential, and philosophical… See more details below

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Rules are a central component of such diverse enterprises as law, morality, language, games, religion, etiquette, and family governance, but there is often confusion about what a rule is, and what rules do. Offering a comprehensive philosophical analysis of these questions, this book challenges much of the existing legal, jurisprudential, and philosophical literature, by seeing a significant role for rules, an equally significant role for their stricter operation, and making the case for rules as devices for the allocation of power among decision-makers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198256618
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/21/1991
Series:
Clarendon Law Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.63(w) x 8.81(h) x 0.88(d)

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