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

Paperback | November 1, 1982

byFrederick Schauer

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This is a philosophical but non-technical analysis of the very idea of a rule. Although focused somewhat on the role of rules in the legal system, it is also relevant to the place of rules in morality, religion, etiquette, games, language, and family governance. In both explaining the idea ofa rule and making the case for taking rules seriously, the book is a departure both in scope and in perspective from anything that now exists.

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This is a philosophical but non-technical analysis of the very idea of a rule. Although focused somewhat on the role of rules in the legal system, it is also relevant to the place of rules in morality, religion, etiquette, games, language, and family governance. In both explaining the idea ofa rule and making the case for taking rules ...

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

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.63 inPublished:November 1, 1982Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198258313

ISBN - 13:9780198258315

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`a clear and interesting account of one type of social rules ... This excellent book shows that a work can be both compact and important'American Political Science Review