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Philosophy of Law

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  1. This article describes a theory of the computations underlying the selection of coordinated motion patterns, especially in reaching tasks. The central idea is that when a spatial target is selected as an object to be reached, stored postures are…
  2. In opposition to A Theory of Justice by John Rawls, and in debate with Spheres of Justice by Michael Walzer,1 Nozick argues in favor of a minimal state, "limited to the narrow functions of protection against force, theft, fraud, enforcement of…
  3. Fifty years on from its original publication, HLA Hart's The Concept of Law is widely recognized as the most important work of legal philosophy published in the twentieth century, and remains the starting point for most students coming to the…
  4. Since Plato most philosophy has aimed at true knowledge, penetrating beneath appearances to an underlying reality. Against this tradition, Richard Rorty convincingly argues, pragmatism offers a new philosophy of hope. One of the most controversial…
  5. This paper outlines an elementary formal logic of the deontic modalities of the concepts of the obligatory, Permitted and the forbidden. The author also presents the notion that deontic modalities, Unlike alethic, Epistemic, And existential modes…
  6. Using the accounts of Gewirth and Griffin as examples, the article criticises accounts of human rights as those are understood in human rights practices, which regard them as rights all human beings have in virtue of their humanity. Instead it…
  7. "Mills has written an important, original book that will transform the received understanding of Agamben's work in the humanities and social sciences. Her unapologetically philosophical interpretation is required reading for those who wish to assess…
  8. This text collects all AustinÄôs published articles plus a new one, ch. 13, hitherto unpublished. The analysis of the ordinary language to clarify philosophical questions is the common element of the 13 papers. Chapters 2 and 4 discuss the nature of…
  9. Speech analysis and synthesis by linear prediction is based on the assumption that the short-time spectral envelope of speech can be represented by a number of poles. An all-pole representation does not provide an accurate description of speech…
  10. OBJECTIVE: Following two randomized controlled trials that demonstrated reduced mortality and better neurological outcome in cardiac arrest patients, mild therapeutic hypothermia was implemented in many intensive care units. Up to now, no large…
  11. Rather than presenting a conventional chronology of Russian literature, Russian Literature: A Very Short Introduction explores the place and importance in Russian culture of all types of literature. How and when did a Russian national literature…
  12. ... The idea of public reason, as I understand it, belongs to a conception of a well ordered constitutional democratic society. ... This ideal is realized, or satisfied, whenever judges, legislators, chief executives, and other government officials,…
  13. When I was an undergraduate in Oxford, we were taught economics almost as though it were a natural science. The subject matter of economics might be different from physics, but only in the way that the subject matter of chemistry or biology is…
  14. Behind every act of altruism, heroism, and human decency you’ll find either selfishness or stupidity. That, at least, is the view long held by the many social scientists who accepted the idea that Homo sapiens is really Homo economicus.1 “Economic…

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