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Author Chartier, Gary.

Title Anarchy and Legal Order : Law and Politics for a Stateless Society
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (434 pages)
Contents Cover; ANARCHY AND LEGAL ORDER; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1 Laying Foundations; I.A REASONABLE CONCEPTION OF THE GOOD LIFE WILL INVOLVE AN UNDERSTANDING OF BOTH WELFARE AND RIGHT ACTION; II. WELFARE IS MULTIDIMENSIONAL; A. Well-Being Is Diverse and Lacks a Substantive Essence; B. Welfare Is Not Preference-Satisfaction; C. Welfare Is Not a Pleasant Emotional Reaction; 1. It Is a Mistake to Identify Well-Being with a Positive Emotional State; 2. Emotions Necessarily Involve Cognitions
3. Experiencing an Emotion Is Not Ordinarily the Goal of a Reasonable Action4. Welfare Is Not an Emotion; 5. Well-Being Is Not Identical with or Dependent on One's Emotional Reaction to One's Condition; D. Welfare Is Pluriform; 1. Multiple, Complementary Approaches Help Us Identify Basic Aspects of Well-Being; 2. We Take Something to Be a Dimension of Well-Being if We Treat It as a Basic Reason for Action; 3. Our Judgments about Harms Point Us to Insights about the Nature of Well-Being; 4. It May Be Self-Contradictory to Deny That Some Putative Aspects of Welfare Provide Reasons for Action
3. The Principle of Fairness Precludes Distinctions Not Made in Pursuit of Genuine Aspects of Well-Being4. The Principle of Fairness Precludes Distinctions an Actor Would Be Unwilling to Accept If Roles Were Reversed; 5. Accepting the Principle of Fairness Does Not Mean Embracing Impartial Consequentialism; 6. Fairness Is Quite Compatible with Pursuing Particular Projects; 7. Reasonableness Requires Fairness; D. The Principle of Respect Calls for the Avoidance of Purposeful and Instrumental Harm
5. Cross-Cultural Consensus May Help Us to Identify Basic Aspects of Well- Being6. We May Be Able to Justify Claims about Well-Being by Seeing How Well They Fit into Coherent Webs of Belief; 7. Varied Approaches to Identifying Aspects of Well-Being May Prove Mutually Supportive; E. The Various Dimensions of Welfare Are Incommensurable and Non-Fungible; F. To Recognize Something as an Aspect of Welfare Is to See a Reason to Pursue It for the Benefit of the Moral Patient of Whose; G. Welfare Is Reaction-Independent and Varied
III. REASONABLY SEEKING TO FLOURISH OR TO HELP ANOTHER TO FLOURISH REQUIRES RECOGNITION, FAIRNESS, AND RESPECTA. Living Well Means Acting Reasonably; B. The Principle of Recognition Calls for the Acknowledgment of All and Only Real Aspects of Well-Being as Worthy Objects of Action; C. The Principle of Fairness Calls for the Avoidance of Arbitrary Distinctions among Those Affected by Our Actions; 1. The Principle of Fairness Protects the Basic Moral Equality of Sentients Capable of Flourishing; 2. The Principle of Fairness Is Grounded in the Recognition of Shared Characteristics
Summary This book elaborates and defends law without the state. It explains why the state is illegitimate, dangerous and unnecessary
Notes 1. Recognizing the Value and Incommensurability of Basic Aspects of Well-Being Rules out Making Harm to Any the Goal of One's Action or a Means to One's Goal
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Anarchism.
Law -- Philosophy.
Rule of law.
State, The.
Form Electronic book
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