Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-3 of 3 items

  • Keywords: content-independent reasons x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

The problem of law’s authority

Christopher J. Peters

in A Matter of Dispute: Morality, Democracy, and Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195387223
eISBN:
9780199894338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387223.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explores some prominent strategies for resolving the problem of legal authority. It first defines the scope of the inquiry: A plausible account of legal authority must provide ... More


Adherence Rules

Jeffrey Brand-Ballard

in Limits of Legality: The Ethics of Lawless Judging

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195342291
eISBN:
9780199867011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342291.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter poses five questions. First, are adherence rules serious rules or pseudorules? Second, what reasons do various adherence rules provide to judges? Third, what reasons do various adherence ... More


Is There a Reason to Keep a Promise?

Joseph Raz

in Philosophical Foundations of Contract Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198713012
eISBN:
9780191781414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713012.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Law of Obligations

If promises are binding there must be a reason to do as one promised. The chapter is motivated by belief that there is a difficulty in explaining what that reason is. It arises because the reasons ... More


View: