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Description - Rights, Culture and the Law by Lukas H. Meyer

The volume brings together a collection of original papers on some of the main tenets of Joseph Raz's legal and political philosophy: Legal positivism and the nature of law, practical reason, authority, the value of equality, incommensurability, harm, group rights, and multiculturalism. James Griffin and Yael Tamir raise questions concerning Raz's notion of group rights and its application to claims of cultural and political autonomy, while
Will Kymlicka and Bernhard Peters examine Raz's theory of multicultural society. Lukas Meyer investigates the applicability of the notion of harm in the intergenerational context. Other papers are devoted
to fundamental theoretical tenets of Raz's work. Hillel Steiner and Andrei Marmor examine Raz's account of value pluralism and incommensurability in light of what these authors consider to be goods whose equal distribution must be valued for its own sake. Robert Alexy and Timothy Endicott discuss traditional issues of jurisprudence and legal philosphy with special attention to Raz's contribution. Rudiger Bittner, Bruno Celano, and J. E. Penner discuss and criticize aspects of Raz's theory
of practical reason. Jeremy Waldron presents a critique of Raz's interpretation of authority.This volume concludes with a chapter by Joseph Raz in which he responds to arguments in the
foregoing essays.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199248254
ISBN-10: 0199248257
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 162mm x 21mm)
Pages: 292
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 17-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Lukas H. Meyer

Lukas H. Meyer is at the University of Bremen. He is Full-Time University Assistant in Political Philsophy (Wissenschaftlicher Assistent), Thomas W. Pogge received his Phd in philosophy from Harvard, and has since been teaching moral and political philosophy at Columbia University. Stanley Paulson is Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy, Washington University, St Louis

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