Reasons and Intentions in Law and Practical Agency

2016.03.23 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews George Pavlakos and Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco (eds.), Reasons and Intentions in Law and Practical Agency, Cambridge University
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2016.03.23 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews George Pavlakos and Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco (eds.), Reasons and Intentions in Law and Practical Agency, Cambridge University Press, 2015, 331pp., $95.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781107070721. Reviewed by Jonathan Crowe, University of Queensland This is one of those books where the papers from a conference session are gathered together in an edited volume. Books of this kind suffer from two common flaws: the theme may turn out to be too broad to produce a coherent set of papers and the contributions may prove to be of uneven quality. I am pleased to report that the present book avoids both these pitfalls. The essays are tightly grouped around a set of topical and important issues in theories of practical reasoning and philosophy of law. The contributions are uniformly very strong. The book explores the connections between reasons and intentions in practical agency, with a particular focus on legal reasoning. The. . .

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