Chapter

Incentives and Reasons

Neil MacCormick

in Practical Reason in Law and Morality

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780198268772
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191713071 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268772.003.0002

Series: Law, State, and Practical Reason

 Incentives and Reasons

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This chapter begins with a discussion of the author's incentives for writing this book. It discusses types of reasons and identifies the differences between self-regarding reasons, other-regarding reasons, and community-regarding reasons. It then discusses the concepts of the legislative will, reciprocity and the protected domain; and custom, convention, and morality.

Keywords: reasoning; legislative will; reciprocity; protected domain; custom; convention; morality

Chapter.  11189 words. 

Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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