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The Dignity of Legislation : John Robert Seeley Lectures - Jeremy Waldron

The Dignity of Legislation

John Robert Seeley Lectures

Paperback Published: 27th September 1999
ISBN: 9780521658836
Number Of Pages: 224

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In a lucid, concise volume, Jeremy Waldron defends the role of legislation, presenting it as an important mode of governance. Aristotle, Locke and Kant emerge as proponents of the dignity of legislation. Waldron's arguments are of obvious importance and topicality, especially in countries that are considering the introduction of a Bill of Rights. The Dignity of Legislation is original in conception, trenchantly argued and very clearly presented, and will be of interest to a wide range of scholars and thinkers.

'... lucid, thoughtful and persuasive ... he argues magnificently on behalf of legislation by a popular assembly as a respectable source of law.' Times Literary Supplement '... short, assertive and engaging ... This excellent book is a forceful statement of an important position.' London Review of Books 'Waldron is a wonderfully fresh breath of air. he is spot-on in his criticism of the dominant analytical discourse of Anglo-American jurisprudence.' The Times Higher Education Supplement 'The Dignity of Legislation is a splendid and timely book. Few philosophers have Waldron's gift for exploring philosophical imagery, which he does to great effect in his discussion of majority rule ... In this book he treats us to a learned and lucid explanation of why the persistence of disagreement is philosophically significant.' The Philosophical Quarterly

Acknowledgements
Introduction
The indignity of legislation
KantÆs positivism
LockeÆs legislature (and RawlsÆs)
AristotleÆs multitude
The physics of consent
Notes to chapters
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521658836
ISBN-10: 0521658837
Series: John Robert Seeley Lectures
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 27th September 1999
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.27 x 13.46  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.31