Evolutionary theory and legal philosophy / Wojciech Załuski
- Załuski, Wojciech
- Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA, USA : Edward Elgar, 
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- xiv, 166 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- 1. The evolutionary view of human nature -- 1. Some problems with reconstructing the evolutionary view of human nature -- 2. Classification of views of human nature -- 3. Evolutionary theory -- 4. Evolutionary view of human nature -- 2. The ontological question -- 1. The problem of the origins of law and the ontological question -- 2. Three models of the origins of law -- 3. The ontologies of law implied by the models of the origins of law -- 4. Evaluation of the models of the origins of law from the perspective of evolutionary theory -- 5. The problem of the transition between primitive law and non-primitive law -- 3. The teleological-axiological question -- 1. Evolutionary theory and the goals of law -- 2. Characterization of political-philosophical conceptions -- 3. Relation s between political-philosophical conceptions and views of human nature according to the axiological-anthropological meta-theory -- 4. Evolutionary view of human nature and concrete social problems -- 4. The norrnativity question -- 1. Three insights of evolutionary theory with regard to the normativity question -- 2. The tendency to obey authority -- 3. The sense of justice -- 4. Cognitive capacities -- Epilogue: The evolutionary current in legal philosophy against a background of traditional currents -- 1. Traditional currents in legal philosophy and the evolutionary current in legal philosophy -- 2. Avenues of further research within evolutionary current in legal philosophy -- References.
- 9781848444454 (hardbound)
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- Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-162) and index.
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