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A Sceptical Theory of Morality and Law.

Author: James Allan
Publisher: New York : Lang, Peter, Publishing Inc., 2012.
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Allan, James.
A Sceptical Theory of Morality and Law.
New York : Lang, Peter, Publishing Inc., ©2012
Named Person: David Hume; David Hume
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Allan
ISBN: 9781453910078 1453910077
OCLC Number: 817914959
Description: 1 online resource (290 pages)
Contents: Table of Contents; Preface ix; Introduction 1; PART A --
A CASE FOR MORAL SCEPTICISM 7; Chapter One: The Deflation of Reason 9; a) The Ambit of Reason According to Hume (p.9); b) Reason Alone Cannot Move Action (p.13); c) Hume's Position Considered for the First Time (p.18); d) A Transcendental Reply Considered (that yes, reason alone can move action) (p.25); e) A Summary (p.32); Chapter Two: Reason and Morality 37; a) Hume's Position Considered for the Second Time (p.39); b) An Enriched, Moral Reason? A Different Reality (p.44); c) Reason and Utilitarianism (p.50); d) A Summary (p.53). Chapter Three: Defending the View that Moral Distinctions are Projected, Subjective Sentiments 55a) Hume's Position Considered for the Third Time (p.55); b) Moral Scepticism and the Meaning of Moral Statements (p.61); c) Whence Duty? (p.78); d) The Secondary Qualities Analogy (p.80); e) A Summary (p.84); Chapter Four: A Sceptic's View of Sympathy and Virtue 87; a) Hume's Position Considered for the Fourth Time (p.88); b) Sympathy (p.91); c) Virtue (p.95); Chapter Five: The Making of an Interpersonal System of Constraints on Action 97; a) Justice (p.97). B) How and Why Might the Passage to Justice Take Place? (p.101)c) Why Approve of Just Acts? (p.109); d) Hume's Position Considered for the Fifth Time (p.111); e) The Search for a Disinterested Perspective (p.120); f) A Summary (p.130); Chapter Six: Ramifications and Reckonings 133; a) The Good Life v. the Moral Life (p.133); b) The Free-Rider Problem (p.138); c) The Need for Standards (p.143); d) Hume's Position Considered for the Final Time (p.145); PART B --
LEGAL THEORY FROM THE SCEPTIC'S VANTAGE 151; Chapter Seven: Insider Interpreting 153. A) Do Judges have Discretion? Is there a Right Answer? (p.153)b) Dworkin's Reply to the Sceptic Considered (p.160); c) The Consequences of a Dworkinian Judiciary (p.167); Chapter Eight: A Sceptic's Observations about Interpretation and Legal Systems 171; a) Describing a Legal System (p.171); b) My Preferred Approach (p.174); c) Overview and Implications (p.181); Chapter Nine: Non-Legal Rights: Human or Humean? 189; a) Do Non-Legal Rights Really Exist? (p.190); b) Do Non-Legal Rights Contingently Emerge? (p.191); c) The 'Ought' from the 'Is' (p.193); d) How Much is Enough? (p.201). E) The Sceptic as Natural Law Adherent (p.205)f) Bills of Rights (p.206); g) Recommending Rights --
Should they be Emphasised? (p.211); Concluding Remarks 223; Notes 229; Bibliography 273.

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