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Dimensions of Normativity: New Essays on Metaethics and Jurisprudence

David Plunkett, Scott J. Shapiro, and Kevin Toh

Abstract

Understood one way, the branch of contemporary philosophical ethics that goes by the label “metaethics” concerns certain second-order questions about ethics—questions not in ethics, but rather ones about our thought and talk about ethics, and how the ethical facts (insofar as there are any) fit into reality. Analogously, the branch of contemporary philosophy of law that is often called “general jurisprudence” deals with certain second-order questions about law—questions not in the law, but rather ones about our thought and talk about the law, and how legal facts (insofar as there are any) fit ... More

Keywords: normativity, legal positivism, natural law, legal disagreement, naturalism, artificial norms

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190640408
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190640408.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Plunkett, editor
Assistant Professor, Philosophy Department, Dartmouth College

Scott J. Shapiro, editor
Charles F Southmayd Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy, Yale Law School

Kevin Toh, editor
Senior Lecturer, University College London, Faculty of Laws