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The Resource Why the law matters to you : citizenship, agency, and public identity, Christoph Hanisch

Why the law matters to you : citizenship, agency, and public identity, Christoph Hanisch

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Why the law matters to you : citizenship, agency, and public identity
Title
Why the law matters to you
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citizenship, agency, and public identity
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Christoph Hanisch
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Language
eng
Summary
This book presents an answer to the question of why modern legal institutions and the idea of citizenship are important for leading a free life. The majority of views in political and legal philosophy regard the law merely as a useful instrument, employed to render our lives more secure and to enable us to engage in cooperate activities more efficiently. The view developed here defends a non-instrumentalist alternative of why the law matters. It identifies the law as a constitutive feature of our identities as citizens of modern states. The constitutivist argument rests on the (Kantian) assumption that a person's practical identity (its normative self-conception as an agent) is the result of its actions. The law co-constitutes these identities because it maintains the external conditions that are necessary for the actions performed under its authority. Modern legal institutions provide these external prerequisites for achieving a high degree of individual self-constitution and freedom. Only public principles can establish our status as individuals who pursue their life plans and actions as a matter of right and not because others contingently happen to let us do so. The book thereby provides resources for a reply to anarchist challenges to the necessity of legal ordering --
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Hanisch, Christoph
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Practical philosophy
Series volume
volume 16
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  • Effectiveness and validity of law
  • Law
  • Citizenship
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Why the law matters to you : citizenship, agency, and public identity, Christoph Hanisch
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-267) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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Control code
FIEb17529232
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 267 pages
Isbn
9783110323955
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)847763581
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Why the law matters to you : citizenship, agency, and public identity, Christoph Hanisch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17529232
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 267 pages
Isbn
9783110323955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)847763581

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