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Kant's Arguments for His Formula of Universal Law

Derek Parfit

in The Egalitarian Conscience: Essays in Honour of G. A. Cohen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199281688
eISBN:
9780191603747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199281688.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This essay considers the structure of the argument for duty in the Kantian context, in which it was most influentially formed. Kant notoriously argues that the supreme principle of morality must be ... More


Happiness and Welfare

Alexander Kaufman

in Welfare in the Kantian State

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294672
eISBN:
9780191599637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294670.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Many scholars view Kant's explicit rejection of the principle of ’welfare’, as a basis for legislation, as decisive in favour of the traditional (libertarian) interpretation of Kant's political ... More


Formal Principles and Objective Ends

David Cummiskey

in Kantian Consequentialism

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195094534
eISBN:
9780199833146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195094530.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Kant argued at length against the idea that moral principles could be “material” principles, but consequentialist principles presuppose a theory of the good and thus seem to be material principles. ... More


Epistemic Reliabilities in Proportionality Analysis

Matthias Klatt and Moritz Meister

in The Constitutional Structure of Proportionality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199662463
eISBN:
9780191743405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662463.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Philosophy of Law

Proportionality analysis and balancing are very complex, but their complexity increases significantly if both empirical and normative premises used in legal argument are epistemically unreliable. ... More


How Empty Is the Idea of Equality?*

Kent Greenawalt

in From the Bottom Up: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199756162
eISBN:
9780190608897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756162.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

“How Empty is the Idea of Equality” analyzes the idea of equality, as it figures in moral assessments and decisions, and may also matter in various legal contexts, such as sentencing. It essentially ... More


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