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Kovesi and Legal Reasoning

Patterson, Dennis (2012) Kovesi and Legal Reasoning In: Meaning and Morality: Essays on the Philosophy of Julius Kovesi. Studies in Moral Philosophy . Brill, pp. 139-142. ISBN 9789004218086

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Julius Kovesi's accomplishment in Moral Notions is without limit. Kovesi has the more powerful account of conceptuality. Hart would have benefited greatly from Kovesi's distinction between formal and material elements. It provides precisely the correct antidote to debates that never lift themselves out of sparring about particular features of diverse objects. If this is not progress, then to know what is. Kovesi's accomplishment was in giving us a complete and utterly convincing account of what we mean when we say 'these two things are the same'. No one in legal theory has provided a better account of this form of reasoning.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Law
Authors :
Editors :
Tapper, Alan
Mooney, T. Brian
Date : July 2012
DOI : 10.1163/9789004232556_010
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright © 2012 Brill NV
Depositing User : Karen Garland
Date Deposited : 07 Dec 2017 16:26
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 19:05

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