likeyoulove tudor queens series debuts of the month paypal twitter
Search our site
Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell Read the opening extract of the brand new Lisa Jewell book before its publication on 27/07/2017

Practical Reason and Norms by Joseph Raz
  

Practical Reason and Norms

RRP £29.49

Notify me
when in stock

As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.

Synopsis

Practical Reason and Norms by Joseph Raz

Practical Reason and Norms focuses on three problems: In what way are rules normative, and how do they differ from ordinary reasons? What makes normative systems systematic? What distinguishes legal systems, and in what consists their normativity? All three questions are answered by taking reasons as the basic normative concept, and showing the distinctive role reasons have in every case, thus paving the way to a unified account of normativity. Rules are a structure of reasons to perform the required act and an exclusionary reason not to follow some competing reasons. Exclusionary reasons are explained, and used to unlock the secrets of orders, promises, and decisions as well as rules. Games are used to exemplify normative systems. Inevitably, the analysis extends to some aspects of normative discourse, which is truth-apt, but with a diminished assertoric force.

Reviews

Any serious reader should recognize the volume's rigor, sophistication, subtlety, and admirable ambitious sweep. It remains Raz's most impressive achievement ... the republication of Practical Reason and Norms ... is a welcome event. Anyone interested in legal or moral philosophy ... would be advised to pursue it. Matthew H Kramer, Cambridge Law Journal


About the Author

Joseph Raz is Professor of the Philosophy of Law at the University of Oxford and is Visiting Fellow of Jurisprudence at Columbia University in New York.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

9th September 1999

Author

Joseph Raz

More books by Joseph Raz
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Oxford University Press
www.oup.com

Format

Paperback
220 pages

Categories

Jurisprudence & philosophy of law
Philosophy: logic
Social theory

ISBN

9780198268345

Lovereading is pitched at just the right level for all the various types of people who enjoy reading in its many forms.

Pam Woodburn

I love Lovereading for the wonderful like for like author recommendations and for highlighting new books, it's a great resource for readers!

Lindsay

It has opened my eyes to different authors and genres. Just log on and try, you will be surprised and not want for reading material again.

Jocelyn Garvey

Lovereading does a stella job in promoting both new and established authors.

Iris Clements

Lovereading is like booking a holiday, you don't know what it will be like and it is a whole new experience.

Sue Burton

They are bright, breezy and eager to offer a great book, then genuinely listen/respect the review one writes.

Maggie Crane

I love reading books I wouldn't normally choose before everyone else gets to read them!

Dawn Lynch

Their sending me my first book to review 18 months ago re-awakened my fondness for reading, since then I have purchased some real gems.

Barry Griffiths

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools