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Raz, Joseph

Works: 114 works in 633 publications in 6 languages and 14,925 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Contributor
Classifications: K237, 340.1
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Value, respect, and attachment by Joseph Raz( )

27 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joseph Raz is one of the world's leading philosophers of law, and in his Seeley Lectures he reflects critically on one of the central tenets of ethical thought, the view that values are universal. How can the latter be so, when evaluative properties are historically or socially dependent? Professor Raz concludes that we should try to understand what is and what is not entailed by the universality of values, with such a proper understanding central to the future hopes of mankind, rather than abandoning the belief altogether. This is a concise, pithy and attractively humane account of some fundamental questions of social existence, enlivened by examples drawn from a wide range of sources, including The Little Prince of Saint-Exupery. It will appeal to students and practitioners of law, philosophy and politics."--Jacket
The morality of freedom by Joseph Raz( Book )

48 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores, within a liberal framework, the nature, significance, and justification of political freedom or liberty. Against recent liberal positions, it is argued that political morality is neither rights-based, nor equality-based. What underlies rights, and the value of freedom, is a concern with autonomy
Engaging reason on the theory of value and action by Joseph Raz( )

35 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text examines a set of fundamental questions about human thought and action. In these interconnected essays Joseph Raz looks at the nature of normativity, reason, and the will, the justification of reason, and the objectivity of value
The authority of law : essays on law and morality by Joseph Raz( Book )

58 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raz begins by presenting an analysis of the concept of moral authority. He then develops a detailed explanation of the nature of law and legal systems. Within this framework Raz then examines the areas of legal thought that have been viewed as impregnated with moral values
The concept of a legal system : an introduction to the theory of legal system by Joseph Raz( Book )

60 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an introduction to a general study of legal systems, that is to the study of the systematic nature of law, and the examination of the presuppositions and implications underlying the fact that every law necessarily belongs to a legal system (the English, or Roman Law, or some other legal system).--Résumé de l'éditeur
Estado de derecho concepto, fundamentos y democratización en América latina by Joseph Raz( )

12 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The practice of value by Joseph Raz( Book )

30 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Practice of Value explores the nature of value and its relation to the social and historical conditions under which human agents live. At the core of the book are the Tanner Lectures delivered at Berkeley in 2001 by Joseph Raz, who has been one of the leading figures in moral and legal philosophy since the 1970s. Raz argues that values depend importantly on social practices, but that we can make sense of this dependence without falling back on cultural relativism. In response, three eminent philosophers, Christine Korsgaard, Robert Pippin, and Bernard Williams, offer their own distinctive reflections on the connections between value and practice. The book begins with an introduction by Jay Wallace, setting the scene for what follows, and ends with a response from Raz to his commentators. The result is a fascinating debate, accessible to readers throughout and beyond philosophy, about the relations between human values and human life."--Jacket
Law, morality, and society : essays in honour of H.L.A. Hart by P. M. S Hacker( Book )

25 editions published between 1969 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics in the public domain : essays in the morality of law and politics by Joseph Raz( Book )

49 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the past twenty years Joseph Raz has consolidated his reputation as one of the most acute, inventive, and energetic scholars currently at work in analytic moral and political theory. This new collection of essays forms a representative selection of his most significant contributions to a number of important debates, including the extent of political duty and obligation, and the issue of self-determination. He also examines aspects of the common (and ancient) theme of the relations between law and morality. This volume of essays, available in one volume for the first time, will be essential to legal philosophers and political theorists
Practical reason and norms by Joseph Raz( Book )

53 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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? Joseph Raz answers these three questions 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."--Publisher website
Practical reasoning by Joseph Raz( Book )

12 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between authority and interpretation : on the theory of law and practical reason by Joseph Raz( Book )

24 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Polish and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Raz develops his work on some central questions in practical philosophy: legal, political and moral. This text provides an overview of Raz's views on the methodology of jurisprudence; on the nature of law and its relation to morality; on the justification of authority; and interpretation in law and the humanities
Authority by Joseph Raz( Book )

16 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From normativity to responsibility by Joseph Raz( Book )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What are our duties or rights? How should we act? What are we responsible for? How do we determine the answers to these questions? Joseph Raz examines and explains the philosophical issues underlying these everyday quandaries. He explores the nature of normativity--namely, the fact that we believe and feel we should behave in certain ways, the reasoning behind certain beliefs and emotions, and various basic features of making decisions about what to do. He goes on to consider when we are responsible for our actions and omissions, and offers a novel account of responsibility. We can think of responsibility for unjustified actions or attitudes as a precondition of the blameworthiness of a person for an attitude or an action, or perhaps for a whole set of actions, intentions, or beliefs. Responsibility for justified actions or attitudes may be a precondition of praiseworthiness. Either way responsibility may point to further consequences of being justified or unjustified, rational or not. But crucially, responsibility attaches to people in a more holistic way. Some people are responsible for their actions, while others are not. In this way, Raz argues that the end is in the beginning, in understanding how people are subject to normativity, namely how it is that there are reasons addressed to them, and what is the meaning of that for our being in the world."--Publisher's website
The concept of law by H. L. A Hart( Book )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Concept of Law' is still the starting point for the study of legal philosophy and is widely heralded as a classic work of modern philosophy. This third edition features a new introduction by Leslie Green, looking at Hart's work from the perspective of modern jurisprudence
La ética en el ámbito público by Joseph Raz( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una discusión sobre la teoría del derecho by Joseph Raz( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Razonamiento práctico( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I valori fra attaccamento e rispetto by Joseph Raz( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Truth, error, and criminal law : an essay in legal epistemology by Larry Laudan( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with the premise that the principal function of a criminal trial is to find out the truth about a crime, Larry Laudan examines the rules of evidence and procedure that would be appropriate if the discovery of the truth were, as higher courts routinely claim, the overriding aim of the criminal justice system. Laudan mounts a systematic critique of existing rules and procedures that are obstacles to that quest. He also examines issues of error distribution by offering the first integrated analysis of the various mechanisms - the standard of proof, the benefit of the doubt, the presumption of innocence and the burden of proof - for implementing society's view about the relative importance of the errors that can occur in a trial
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Alternative Names

Razs, Džozefs

ラズ, ジョゼフ

English (466)

Spanish (50)

Italian (8)

Chinese (6)

German (4)

Polish (2)

The morality of freedomEngaging reason on the theory of value and actionThe authority of law : essays on law and moralityThe concept of a legal system : an introduction to the theory of legal systemThe practice of valueLaw, morality, and society : essays in honour of H.L.A. HartEthics in the public domain : essays in the morality of law and politicsPractical reason and norms