In the Realm of Legal and Moral Philosophy

Critical Encounters

  • Matthew H. Kramer

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In this wide-ranging investigation of many prominent issues in contemporary legal, political, and moral philosophy, Matthew Kramer combines penetrating critiques with original theorising as he examines the writings of numerous major theorists (including Ronald Dworkin, H.L.A. Hart, Alan Gewirth, Ronald Coase and Richard Posner). Among the many topics covered by Kramer's essays are the relative merits of legal positivism and natural-law theory, the appropriate understanding of justice, the role of consequences in moral decision-making, and the ultimate foundations of moral judgements.


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  • Matthew H. Kramer
    • 1
  1. 1.Churchill CollegeCambridge UniversityCambridgeUK

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