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Practical Reason in Law and Morality$
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Neil MacCormick

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780198268772

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268772.001.0001

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Practical Reason, Law, and State

Practical Reason, Law, and State

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Practical Reason in Law and Morality

Neil MacCormick

Oxford University Press

This chapter concludes, not only this book, but writings of pervious books, on ‘Law, State, and Practical Reason’. The philosophical scope of this writing has covered a general theory of law as ‘institutional normative order’, a discussion of sovereignty, statehood, and nationalism, an inquiry into legal reasoning as a discipline involving both logic and rhetoric, and finally in this book a study of practical reasoning in law and morality. The chapter ties up some remaining loose ends that connect the present work with its predecessors. These concern: universal and particular in moral judgement; the place of autonomy in moral reasoning; issues about ‘ natural law’; the virtues of the law-abiding person; the question of how to live; and the problem of life and death.

Keywords:   Kant, moral judgements, moral autonomy, institutional law, moral reasoning, autonomy, natural law

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