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Authority of Law

Rodriguez-Blanco, Veronica (2018) Authority of Law In: Handbook of Legal Reasoning and Argumentation. Springer Netherlands, pp. 219-240. ISBN 978-90-481-9451-3

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Abstract

Law transforms our lives in the most important way: it changes how we act and because of this it gives rise to fundamental questions. One such question concerns legal authority and individual autonomy and asks; if we are autonomous agents how do legislators, judges and officials have legitimate authority to change our actions and indirectly change how we conduct our lives? We conceive ourselves as active agents who determine how and when to act, and we conceive ourselves as the planners of our own lives and the creators of change. Law asks us, however, to perform actions that range from the trivial to the complex. But how is it possible for me to do, in full awareness, as the law asks and, at the same time, be in control of my own destiny? How is my free will affected by the law?

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Law
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Rodriguez-Blanco, Veronicav.rodriguez-blanco@surrey.ac.uk
Editors :
NameEmailORCID
Bongiovanni, G.
Postema, G.
Rotolo, A.
Sartor, G.
Walton, D.
Valentini, C.
Date : 2 July 2018
Identification Number : 10.1007/978-90-481-9452-0_9
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2018 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
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Additional Information : Book DOI: 10.1007/978-90-481-9452-0
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 25 Oct 2017 07:47
Last Modified : 09 Jul 2018 12:30
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/842652

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