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Dimensions of Normativity

New Essays on Metaethics and Jurisprudence

David Plunkett & Scott J. Shapiro & Kevin Toh

Dimensions of Normativity

Dimensions of Normativity

New Essays on Metaethics and Jurisprudence

Dimensions of Normativity

 

This book collects together new essays by moral and legal philosophers that are aimed at knocking down a disciplinary wall that divides contemporary philosophical thinking about the nature of morality and contemporary philosophical thinking about the nature of law.


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Beschrijving Dimensions of Normativity

Understood one way, the branch of contemporary philosophical ethics that goes by the label "metaethics" concerns certain second-order questions about ethics-questions not in ethics, but rather ones about our thought and talk about ethics, and how the ethical facts (insofar as there are any) fit into reality. Analogously, the branch of contemporary philosophy of law that is often called "general jurisprudence" deals with certain second order questions about law-
questions not in the law, but rather ones about our thought and talk about the law, and how legal facts (insofar as there are any) fit into reality. Put more roughly (and using an alternative spatial metaphor), metaethics concerns a range of foundational questions about ethics, whereas general
jurisprudence concerns analogous questions about law. As these characterizations suggest, the two sub-disciplines have much in common, and could be thought to run parallel to each other. Yet, the connections between the two are currently mostly ignored by philosophers, or at least under-scrutinized. The new essays collected in this book are aimed at changing this state of affairs. Dimensions of Normativity collects together works by metaethicists and legal philosophers that address a number of
issues that are of common interest, with the goal of accomplishing a new rapprochement between the two sub-disciplines.


ISBN
9780190640408
Pagina's
448
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NUR
730
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1
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Hardback
Taal
Engels
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OUP USA

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