This book offers a clear account of the philosophy of practical reason in ethics and legal theory. It explains how reasons relate to actions, the nature of values and their relation to reasons, and the relation of morality to legal reasoning. It provides an ideal introduction to these issues for students of moral philosophy and jurisprudence.
1. Incentives and Reasons; 2. Values and Human Nature; 3. Right and Wrong; 4. Questions of Trust; 5. Autonomy and Self-Command; 6. Obedience, Freedom and Engagement - or Utility?; 7. Society, Property, and Commerce; 8. On Justice; 9. Using Freedom Well; 10. Judging: Legal Cases and Moral Questions; 11. Practical Reason, Law, and State