Reasons and Intentions in Law and Practical Agency

Reasons and Intentions in Law and Practical Agency


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107642928
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/15/2018
Pages: 341
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

George Pavlakos is Research Professor of Globalization and Legal Theory at the University of Antwerp and Professor of Globalization and Legal Theory at the University of Glasgow. He is the author of Our Knowledge of the Law (2007) and has edited several collections of essays including New Essays on the Normativity of Law (2011).

Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco is Senior Lecturer in the School of Law at the University of Birmingham. Her publications include Law and Authority under the Guise of the Good (2014).

Table of Contents

Introduction George Pavlakos and Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco; Part I. The Normative Meaning of Actions: 1. Intentions, permissibility, and the reasons for which we act Ulrike Heuer; 2. Acting and satisficing Sergio Tenenbaum; 3. Interpretation without intentions Heidi M. Hurd; 4. Metasemantics and legal interpretation Ori Simchen; Part II. Normativity of Legal Authority: 5. Doing another's bidding Matthew Hanser; 6. Legal authority and the paradox of intention in action Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco; 7. The deliberative and epistemic dimension of legitimate authoritative directives Anthony Hatzistavrou; 8. Public transit A. J. Julius; 9. Ought we to do what we ought to be made to do? Cohen and Nagel on the personal and the political William A. Edmundson; 10. Juridical laws as moral laws in Kant's The Doctrine of Right Ben Laurence; 11. The relation between moral and legal obligation: an alternative Kantian reading George Pavlakos; Part III. The Social Dimension of Normativity: 12. Law's artefactual nature: how legal institutions generate normativity Kenneth M. Ehrenberg; 13. American Legal Realism and practical guidance Manuel Vargas and Joshua P. Davis; 14. The authority of conventions, norms, and law Bruno Verbeek; Select bibliography; Index.

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