The Practice of Value - Reply
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law; Columbia University - Law School; King's College London – The Dickson Poon School of Law
THE PRACTICE OF VALUE, R. Jay Wallace, ed., Oxford University Press, 2003
Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper
The privilege of having three sets of extensive and hard-hitting comments on one's work is as welcome as it is rare, and especially so on this occasion as the lectures were, for me, but thefirst (well, not entirely first) stab at a subject I hope to explore at greater length. The reflectionsthat follow will respond to some of the criticisms, but will not be a point by point reply. I will use the occasion to clarify some obscurities in the lectures, and to contrast my view with some of my critics' own positions. I will proceed thematically, starting with some observations about method and about ontology, proceeding to explore several questions about the relations between social dependence and relativism, between genre, value, and normativity, and concluding with a fewwords on pluralism and liberal values.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 28
Keywords: Jurisprudence, Korsgaard, Value
Date posted: July 11, 2007