Reasons for Action and the Law

  • Cristina Redondo

Part of the Law and Philosophy Library book series (LAPS, volume 43)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Presentation

    1. Cristina Redondo
      Pages 1-10
  3. Reasons for Action: Conceptual Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Cristina Redondo
      Pages 13-42
    3. Cristina Redondo
      Pages 43-64
    4. Cristina Redondo
      Pages 65-94
  4. Reasons for Action in Legal Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Cristina Redondo
      Pages 97-121
    3. Cristina Redondo
      Pages 123-146
    4. Cristina Redondo
      Pages 147-173
    5. Cristina Redondo
      Pages 175-179
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 181-192

About this book


A focus on reasons for action and practical reason is the perspective chosen by many contemporary legal philosophers for the analysis of some central questions of their discipline. This book offers a critical evaluation of that approach, by carefully examining the empirical, logical and normative problems hidden behind the concepts of `reason for action' and `practical reasoning'. Unlike most other works in this field, it is a meta-theoretical study which analyses and compares how different theories use the notion of reason in their reconstruction of problems concerning issues such as normativity, the acceptance of norms, or the justification of judicial decisions. This book is directed primarily to scholars specializing in legal theory and concerned with the contribution practical philosophy can make to it, but it also contains important arguments and insights for all those interested in the controversy between legal positivists and their critics, in the theory of human action or in reason-based practical theories in general.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Cristina Redondo
    • 1
  1. 1.National Council of Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET)CórdobaArgentina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5301-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9141-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-4395
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