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Our knowledge of the law : objectivity and practice in legal theory

Author: George Pavlakos
Publisher: Oxford ; Portland, Or. : Hart Pub., 2007.
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In the long-standing debate between positivism and non-positivism, legal validity has always been a subject of controversy. While positivists deny that moral values play any role in the determination of legal validity, non-positivists affirm the opposite thesis. In departing from this narrow point of view, the book focuses on the notion of legal knowledge. Apart from what one takes to constitute the grounds of legal  Read more...
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Pavlakos, George.
Our knowledge of the law.
Oxford ; Portland, Or. : Hart Pub., 2007
(DLC) 2007281968
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George Pavlakos
ISBN: 9781847313706 1847313701 1281258601 9781281258601
OCLC Number: 646797054
Description: 1 online resource (x, 267 pages)
Contents: Cover --
Acknowledgements --
TOC36;Contents --
Introduction --
The Problem --
The Practice Theory of Law --
The Philosophy of Pragmatic Rationalism --
Plan of the Book --
Part One The Grounds of Knowledge --
CH36;1 Knowledge and Objectivity --
146;1 Introduction --
146;2 Objectivity as Asymmetry --
146;3 Conceptions of Objectivity --
146;4 Wittgenstein8217;s Idea of Grammar --
CH36;2 Objectivity and Grammar --
246;1 Introduction --
246;2 Intentional Realism --
246;3 An Anti45;representationalist Theory of Content --
246;4 Mind45;independence and Realism --
246;5 Inferentialism and Truth --
246;6 Grammar44; Criteria and the Need for Practice --
CH36;3 Grammar and Rule45;following --
346;1 Introduction --
346;2 Rule45;following and Content --
346;3 Conceptions of Practice --
346;4 Beyond Mind45;World Dualism --
346;5 Meaning44; Use and Truth --
CH36;4 Practice44; Normativity and Reasons --
446;1 Introduction --
446;2 Reasons and the Reflexive Character of Practice --
446;3 Grammar as the Fundamental Practice --
446;4 Grammar44; Persons and Autonomy --
446;5 Pragmatic Rationalism --
446;6 Where does Law Fit in All This63; --
Part Two Knowledge and Legal Theory --
CH36;5 Conventionalism and the Grammarof Law --
546;1 Introduction --
546;2 Conceptual Analysis and the Grammar of Law --
546;3 The External and the Internal Aspect of Rules58; Legal Theory8217;s Split Personality --
546;4 Two Criticisms --
546;5 Conclusion --
CH36;6 Interpretivism and the Menace of Essentialism --
646;1 Introduction --
646;2 Interpretivism and the Depth of Practice --
646;3 Rationalist Objectivity --
646;4 Anti45;rationalism and the Rejection of Grammar --
646;5 Normativity of Practice --
CH36;7 The Practice Theory of Law --
746;1 Introduction --
746;2 Failure of Conventionalism and Interpretivism --
746;3 Law as a Constraint45;generating Concept --
746;4 Conditions of Normativity --
746;5 Depicting Legal Norms I58; the General Rules of Discourse --
746;6 Depicting Legal Norms II58; Law as a Special Case ofMorality --
Concluding Remarks --
The Practice Theory of Law in a Nutshell --
Outcomes and Some Applications --
Bibliography --
IDX36;Index --
Last Page.
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