Law: Metaphysics, Meaning, and Objectivity (Rodopi Philosophical Studies / Social, Political and Legal Philosophy 8)

Law: Metaphysics, Meaning, and Objectivity (Rodopi Philosophical Studies / Social, Political and Legal Philosophy 8)

By: Enrique Villanueva (volume_editor)Paperback

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Papers in philosophy of law by some of the younger cutting-edge contributors to the field. Two sets of issues of crucial current importance are taken up. The first part deals with issues of meaning and objectivity in the metaphysics of law. The second part is about rights theory. This volume will be required reading for anyone interested in philosophy of law, and also of use for those with broader interests in ethics, metaethics, and social and political philosophy.

About Author

Enrique Villanueva is now Research Fellow at the Instituto de Investigaciones Juridicas in the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in Mexico City, a University where he has been doing research and teaching since he completed his Graduate Studies at the University of Oxford in 1972, and where he is currently doing research on the Philosophy of Mind and in Practical Philosophy. He has published more than eighty essays and reviews in Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophical History and Moral, Legal and Political Philosophy. Besides editorship of the present Journal he has edited the Journal Philosophical Issues (till number 9; and co-edited it with Ernest Sosa from number 10), the series Simposio Internacional de Filosofia and the volumes Information, Semantics and Epistemology, El argumento del lenguaje privado and Mente y Cuerpo (co-editor). He is author of Lenguaje y Privacidad, Ensayos de Historia Filosofica, Las Personas, and ?Que son las Propiedades Psicologicas?


Preface Part I: Metaphysics, Meaning, and Objectivity Nicos STAVROPOULOS: Interpretivist Theories of Law Mark GREENBERG: How Facts Make Law Ram NETA: On the Normative Significance of Brute Facts Mark GREENBERG: On Practices and the Law Enrique VILLANUEVA: Supervenience, Value, and Legal Content Mark GREENBERG: Reasons Without Values? Martin STONE: Theory, Practice and Ubiquitous Interpretation: The Basics Scott HERSHOVITZ: Law as a Reflective Practice Martin STONE: On Reflective Practices and `Substituting for God' Ori SIMCHEN: Metasemantics and Objectivity Michael S. MOORE: Can Objectivity be Grounded in Semantics? Part II: Rights Theory Gopal SREENIVASAN: A Hybrid Theory of Claim-Rights Horacio SPECTOR: Is the Will Theory of Rights Superseded by the Hybrid Theory? Gopal SREENIVASAN: In Defence of the Hybrid Theory

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  • ISBN13: 9789042023758
  • Format: Paperback, Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 307
  • ID: 9789042023758
  • ISBN10: 9042023759

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