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The Constitutional Common Law: Information Aggregation

Adrian Vermeule

in Law and the Limits of Reason

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195383768
eISBN:
9780199855391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383768.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines common-law constitutionalism. It shows that there are serious obstacles to any Condorcetian interpretation of Burke, both in general and as applied to judicial precedent in ... More


Justices and Company

Adrian Vermeule

in Law and the Limits of Reason

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195383768
eISBN:
9780199855391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383768.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the design of legal institutions, as opposed to the allocation of tasks across institutions whose design is taken as fixed. It argues that epistemic considerations call for ... More


John Locke and the Education of the Mind

in Regimens of the Mind: Boyle, Locke, and the Early Modern Cultura Animi Tradition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226116396
eISBN:
9780226116419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226116419.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines the works and views of John Locke related to the education of the mind. It analyzes his Essay concerning Human Understanding and his thoughts about limits of reason, useful ... More


Science and Morals

Eric T. Freyfogle

in Our Oldest Task: Making Sense of Our Place in Nature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226326399
eISBN:
9780226326429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226326429.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter explores two related issues: science and what it is and is not, and the sources of moral values and other normative standards that we might use to evaluate nature and our changes to it. ... More


The Authority of Reason

Steven B. Smith

in Spinoza's Book of Life: Freedom and Redemption in the Ethics

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100198
eISBN:
9780300128499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100198.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter shows how the Ethics has bequeathed a series of problems to think through, the most important of which concerns the authority of reason to govern life and thought. That the Ethics is ... More


Post-Modern Meditations on Punishment: On the Limits of Reason and the Virtue of Randomization

Bernard E. Harcourt

in Criminal Law Conversations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199861279
eISBN:
9780190260071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199861279.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter presents an authoritative overview of punishment, with particular emphasis on the limits of reason and the virtue of randomization. It includes comments by some of the nation's top legal ... More


Part One

Robert J. Fogelin

in Hume's Presence in The Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190673505
eISBN:
9780190673536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673505.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The Dialogues begins with a discussion about the proper religious education of Pamphilus, a pupil of Cleanthes. In rejecting Cleanthes’ idea that our natural faculties of reason can provide the basis ... More


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