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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.
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.