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Johnson's Conclusiveness

FRED PARKER

in Scepticism and Literature: An Essay on Pope, Hume, Sterne, and Johnson

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253180
eISBN:
9780191719189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253180.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Johnson's counter-sceptical impulses towards conclusiveness and general assertion in argument existed in a vital, dialogic tension, often expressed as irony, with his understanding of thinking as an ... More


Finnis on Legal and Moral Obligation

Maris Köpcke Tinturé

in Reason, Morality, and Law: The Philosophy of John Finnis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199675500
eISBN:
9780191757228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675500.003.0024
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter unpacks and evaluates Finnis' intriguing claim that law and legal obligation are ‘isolated’ from moral reasoning. Properly understood, Finnis' idea of law's ‘isolation’ provides a ... More


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