Practical Reason and Norms / Edition 1

Practical Reason and Norms / Edition 1

by Joseph Raz
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0198268343

ISBN-13: 9780198268345

Pub. Date: 09/28/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In what way are rules normative, and how do they differ from ordinary reasons? What makes normative systems systematic? What distinguishes legal systems, and in what consists their normativity? Joseph Raz answers these three questions by taking reasons as the basic normative concept, and showing the distinctive role reasons have in every case, thus paving the way

Overview

In what way are rules normative, and how do they differ from ordinary reasons? What makes normative systems systematic? What distinguishes legal systems, and in what consists their normativity? Joseph Raz answers these three questions by taking reasons as the basic normative concept, and showing the distinctive role reasons have in every case, thus paving the way to a unified account of normativity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198268345
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction 9(15)
On reasons for action
15(34)
On the Structure of Reasons
Exclusionary Reasons
Mandatory norms
49(36)
The Practice Theory or Norms
Reasons and Rules---The Basic Model
The Analysis of Mandatory Norms
Non-mandatory norms
85(22)
Permissions
Power-Conferring Norms
Normative systems
107(42)
On Some Types of Normative Systems
Institutionalized Systems: Preliminary Remarks
Institutionalized Systems: An Analysis
Legal systems
149(29)
The Uniqueness of Law
Law and Force
Law and Morality
The Normativity of Law
Postscript to the Second Edition: Rethinking exclusionary reasons 178(22)
Notes and references 200(18)
Index 218

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