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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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Incentives and Reasons

Incentives and Reasons

(p.5) 1 Incentives and Reasons
Practical Reason in Law and Morality

Neil MacCormick

Oxford University Press

This chapter begins with a discussion of the author's incentives for writing this book. It discusses types of reasons and identifies the differences between self-regarding reasons, other-regarding reasons, and community-regarding reasons. It then discusses the concepts of the legislative will, reciprocity and the protected domain; and custom, convention, and morality.

Keywords:   reasoning, legislative will, reciprocity, protected domain, custom, convention, morality

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