self-legislation

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Like Anscombe, Darwall rejects efforts to justify the moral law either through third-person appeals to abstract moral norms or through first-person self-legislation.
Without this latter component of equality one can never hope to self-govern definitively, because one's self-legislation is ultimately held at the discretion of other groups of people and their corresponding democratic institutions.
However, as Heal argues, notions like narrative identity or self-legislation should carry their own normative weight.
In his speech, President Parvanov stressed on the need to actually build a coutry based on the principles of freedom and dignity, social justice and self-legislation.
By contrast, if faith is a personal relationship with God rather than a mere ideal toward which to strive, the reduction of all laws to self-legislation to the exclusion of God-given laws might be unnecessary.
When democracy is properly conceived as self-legislation by those affected by legal regulation, legitimacy can only be derived from self-imposed obligations (p.
While the Government tries to attack the problems of alcohol, it's not legal legislation but self-legislation that is the key to solving the problem.
That Kant's postulate of free self-legislation is part of this brief genealogy is plausible only insofar as he uses the term "autonomy.
We should understand the concept of self-legislation that is central to Kant's moral philosophy not in terms of the enactment of statute, but in terms of the way in which judges make law, by setting down and refining precedent through particular judgments.
Briefly, in Chapter 1 Bohman describes the conceptual foundations of transnational democracy by classifying and distinguishing himself from four theoretical alternatives (37-45): Allen Buchanan's minimal cosmopolitanism, Jurgen Habermas' ideal of a self-determining people (that is, a single demos, that governs itself by self-legislation), David Held's cosmopolitan self-legislation, and Dryzek's transnational network contestation.
The categorical imperative brings to bear reason's voice in the self-legislation of norms by issuing the rational demand that one justify one's maxims.
Pates' argument is compelling: if it is the purpose of state institutions to help its citizens to become rational beings capable of self-discipline and self-legislation, it is high time for an end to the counterproductive punishment practices currently in use.