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Interpretation, jurisdiction, and the authority of law

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People can be autonomous, if they are subject to authority. In particular, they can be autonomous if they are subject to the authority of law. I defend the first claim through a study of Joseph Raz's compelling account of authority; I claim that his work leads to the conclusion that autonomous judgment is needed to determine the jurisdiction of an authority, and to interpret its directives. I defend the second claim by arguing (contrary to remarks by Raz) that law does not claim unlimited jur...

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Not peer reviewed
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Faculty of Law
Publisher:
American Philosophical Association (APA) Publisher's website
Journal:
American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and Law Journal website
Volume:
6
Issue:
2
Pages:
14-19
Publication date:
2007
ISSN:
1067-9464
URN:
uuid:78a6810a-803c-40eb-9f2e-9ae9f25d9e91
Local pid:
ora:1432

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