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Making a difference : the use of meta-ethics in adjudication

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Moral philosophers have long debated whether moral utterances can be objectively true or false (or objectively valid or appropriate). Many legal philosophers have also participated in this debate (which I shall call 'the meta-ethical debate'). Recently, however, there has been a trend among legal philosophers - led by Ronald Dworkin and Jeremy Waldron - towards regarding the meta-ethical debate as irrelevant to the adjudication of legal disputes (and possibly to legal practice and theory m...

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University of Oxford
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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N13661771
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2017-10-05

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