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Rescuing Jerry from (Basic) Principles

15 Pages Posted: 9 Jul 2010  

Joseph Raz

University of Oxford - Faculty of Law; Columbia University - Law School; King's College London – The Dickson Poon School of Law

Date Written: July 9, 2010

Abstract

I will say something on two or three related but distinct topics. First, something on the grounding of normative beliefs, a topic – as I see it – in moral epistemology, and then after a brief remark on explanation, something against a certain understanding of basic principles. My observations were prompted by reflection on Jerry’s desire to rescue justice from the facts.

Keywords: Jerry Cohen, Grounding Normative Beliefs, Explanation, Basic Principles

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Raz, Joseph, Rescuing Jerry from (Basic) Principles (July 9, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1636797 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1636797

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