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Evolutionary Theory and Legal Philosophy

Wojciech Zaluski


The aim of the book is to present various ways in which evolutionary theory, via
the picture of human nature it suggests, can contribute to the analysis of three
- arguably main - legal-philosophical questions: the ontological question - what
is the nature of law; the teleological-axiological questions - what are the main
values to be realized by law; and the normativity question, which has two
aspects: normative - what explains the fact that legal norms provide reasons for
action, and motivational - what explains the fact that humans can be motivated
by legal norms. It is argued that evolutionary theory suggests non-trivial
answers to these questions, and that these answers can become the building
blocks of a new - evolutionary - current in legal philosophy.

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