Normative Subjects: Self and Collectivity in Morality and Law

2017.05.32 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Meir Dan-Cohen, Normative Subjects: Self and Collectivity in Morality and Law, Oxford University Press, 2016, 258pp., $74.00
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2017.05.32 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Meir Dan-Cohen, Normative Subjects: Self and Collectivity in Morality and Law, Oxford University Press, 2016, 258pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199985203. Reviewed by Benjamin C. Zipursky, Fordham University It is probably no accident that Bernard Williams and Jeremy Waldron figure prominently in Meir Dan-Cohen's excellent new book. All three were colleagues in the 1980s and early 1990s at Berkeley. Dan-Cohen's philosophical style resembles his former colleagues' in its historical erudition, its moral insight, and its capacity to use philosophers' tools to illuminate pressing issues in moral and political life. Like Williams, he melds questions of personal identity with ethics and morality in a distinctively twentieth-century, almost existentialist manner. Like Waldron, he traverses moral, legal, and political philosophy to explore issues of sovereignty, free speech, and human rights. And like both, he takes. . .

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