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Obligation and modality

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This thesis investigates the structure of legal obligation. Each essay in it defends, more or less directly, the claim that legal obligation has a normal modal logic: this logic is classical and guarantees that whatever follows from what is legally obligatory is itself legally obligatory. Knowing what follows from our legal obligations, and so knowing their logic, matters whether we care about obeying the law or avoiding the coercive power of the state. Essay 1 defends the inference scheme of...

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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
Trinity College
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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English

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