,,Evolutionary Theory and Legal Philosophy”, dr hab. Wojciech Załuski
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  • W. Załuski, Evolutionary Theory and Legal Philosophy
  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub (Nov 30 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848444451
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848444454



Product Description
The aim of the book is to present various ways in which evolutionary theory, via the picture of human nature it suggests, can contribute to the analysis of three - arguably main - legal-philosophical questions: the ontological question - what is the nature of law; the teleological-axiological questions - what are the main values to be realized by law; and the normativity question, which has two aspects: normative - what explains the fact that legal norms provide reasons for action, and motivational - what explains the fact that humans can be motivated by legal norms. It is argued that evolutionary theory suggests non-trivial answers to these questions, and that these answers can become the building blocks of a new - evolutionary - current in legal philosophy.