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Rights, Culture and the Law: Themes from the Legal and Political Philosophy of Joseph Raz

Lukas H. Meyer, Stanley L. Paulson, and Thomas W. Pogge

Abstract

This book brings together a collection of original papers on some of the main tenets of Joseph Raz's legal and political philosophy: legal positivism and the nature of law, practical reason, authority, the value of equality, incommensurability, harm, group rights, and multiculturalism. It raises questions concerning Raz's notion of group rights and its application to claims of cultural and political autonomy, and examines his theory of multicultural society. It investigates the applicability of the notion of harm in the intergenerational context as well as the fundamental theoretical tenets of ... More

Keywords: Joseph Raz, legal positivism, practical reason, authority, equality, incommensurability, harm, group rights, multiculturalism, political autonomy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199248254
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248254.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lukas H. Meyer, editor
University of Bremen
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Stanley L. Paulson, editor
Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy, Washington University, St Louis

Thomas W. Pogge, editor
Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University

Contents

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ISSUES IN JURISPRUDENCE AND LEGAL PHILOSOPHY: THE NATURE OF LAW, PRACTICAL REASON, AUTHORITY, SOURCES OF AND GAPS IN THE LAW

2 Stronger Reasons

RÜDIGER BITTNER

4 Authority for Officials

JEREMY WALDRON

6 Raz on Gaps—the Surprising Part

TIMOTHY A. O. ENDICOTT

PERSPECTIVES ON LIBERAL SOCIETY: EQUALITY, INCOMMENSURABILITY, GROUP RIGHTS, AND MULTICULTURALISM

10 Group Rights

JAMES GRIFFIN

11 Against Collective Rights

YAEL (YULI) TAMIR

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