Playing by the Rules: A Philosophical Examination of Rule-based Decision-making in Law and in Life

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Clarendon Press, 1991 - Law - 254 pages
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Rules are a central component of such diverse enterprises as law, morality, language, games, religion, etiquette, and family governance, but there is often confusion about what a rule is, and what rules do. Offering a comprehensive philosophical analysis of these questions, this book challenges much of the existing legal, jurisprudential, and philosophical literature, by seeing a significant role for rules, an equally significant role for their stricter operation, and making the case for rules as devices for the allocation of power among decision-makers.

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Frederick Schauer is a Frank Stanton Professor of the First Amendment at Harvard University.

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