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Kant's Hypothetical Imperatives—Imperatives of ‘Skill’—Hypothetical and Categorical Imperatives

Hans Kelsen

in General Theory of Norms

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198252177
eISBN:
9780191681363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198252177.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

By an ‘imperative’ Kant understands the linguistic expression of a ‘command’. ‘The conception of an objective principle, so far as it constrains a will, is a command (of reason), and the formula of ... More


Right and Wrong

Neil MacCormick

in Practical Reason in Law and Morality

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780198268772
eISBN:
9780191713071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268772.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter focuses on the so-called ‘the categorical imperative of Adam Smith’, or rather, ‘the Smithian categorical imperative’.The idea is to see what happens if one reconstructs a version of ... More


Morality

Andrew Millie

in Philosophical Criminology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781447323709
eISBN:
9781447323723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447323709.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter demonstrates that there is much crossover between moral philosophy ad criminology. The day-to-day interests within criminology are linked with ideas and notions to do with morality, ... More


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