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Between Authority and Interpretation: On the Theory of Law and Practical Reason

Joseph Raz


This book develops ideas on some of the central questions in practical philosophy: legal, political, and moral. It provides an overview of the author's work on jurisprudence and the nature of law in the context of broader questions in the philosophy of practical reason. The book opens with a discussion of methodological issues, focusing on understanding the nature of jurisprudence, asking how the nature of law can be explained, and how the success of a legal theory can be established. The book then addresses central questions on the nature of law, its relation to morality, the nature and justi ... More

Keywords: practical philosophy, jurisprudence, nature of law, practical reason, morality, authority, legal reasoning, legitimate law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199562688
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562688.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph Raz, author
Research Professor, Oxford University and Professor, Columbia University Law School
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