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Richard McCarty

in Kant's Theory of Action

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199567720
eISBN:
9780191721465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567720.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, History of Philosophy

The assumption that actions are explained by motive forces implies the doctrine of psychological determinism; and many doubt that Kant accepted that doctrine. This chapter argues that he did, and ... More


Law’s Claim of Legitimate Authority

Kenneth Einar Himma

in Hart’s Postscript: Essays on the Postscript to ‘The Concept of Law’

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299080
eISBN:
9780191685606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299080.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines philosopher Joseph Raz's argument that Herbert Hart's incorporation thesis is inconsistent with the nature of legal authority or the authority thesis. It evaluates one of the ... More


Authority, Law, and Morality

JOSEPH RAZ

in Ethics in the Public Domain: Essays in the Morality of Law and Politics

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198260691
eISBN:
9780191682148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260691.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Three theses with clear implications concerning the relation between law and morality have been defended in recent years: the sources thesis, the incorporation thesis, and the coherence thesis. This ... More


The Conceptual Possibility of Moral Criteria of Legal Validity

Kenneth Einar Himma

in Morality and the Nature of Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198723479
eISBN:
9780191790089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198723479.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter gives a positive argument for the claim that the criteria of validity can incorporate moral constraints on the content of law. It thus concludes the defense of the Incorporation Thesis ... More


Inclusive Positivism and the Arguments from Authority

Kenneth Einar Himma

in Morality and the Nature of Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198723479
eISBN:
9780191790089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198723479.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explores the various tensions that might be thought to arise between the Incorporation Thesis and practical authority. The Incorporation Thesis states that there is a conceptually ... More


To Whom the Rules Apply: Norm Guidance and the Incorporation Thesis

Kenneth Einar Himma

in Morality and the Nature of Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198723479
eISBN:
9780191790089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198723479.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter is concerned with two arguments for the claim that the norms of an institutional normative system with moral criteria of validity are incapable of guiding behavior (the Guidance ... More


Law’s Claim of Legitimate Authority

Kenneth Einar Himma

in Morality and the Nature of Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198723479
eISBN:
9780191790089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198723479.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter determines whether the Authority Thesis is true. The Authority Thesis is based on the idea of a conceptual truth that law claims legitimate authority and hence that it is a conceptual ... More


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