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Normative Subjects: Self and Collectivity in Morality and Law

Meir Dan-Cohen

Abstract

“Normative Subjects” alludes to the fields of morality and law, as well as to the entities, self and collectivity, addressed by these clusters of norms. The book explores connections between the two. The conception of self that informs this book is the joint product of two multifaceted philosophical strands, the constructivist and the hermeneutical. Various schools of thought view human beings as self-creating: by pursuing our goals and promoting our projects, and so while abiding by the various norms that guide us in these endeavors, we also determine human identity. The result is an emphasis ... More

Keywords: self, collectivity, dignity, boundaries, construction, identity, meaning, abstraction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199985203
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199985203.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Meir Dan-Cohen, author
ilo Reese Robbins Chair in Legal Ethics, UC Berkeley Law

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