This thesis is concerned with the relation between thought and action. Philosophical accounts of this relation are inevitably based on assumptions about the nature of language. The first purpose of this inquiry is to assess the validity of these assumptions and the cogency of the theories they support. In order to accomplish this it will be necessary, in the first chapter, to discuss a number of general difficulties in the philosophy of language. Th° chapters that follow attempt to show how a...
The debate on corporate climate accountability has become increasingly prominent in recent years. Several countries, particularly in the Global North, have adopted mandatory human rights and/or environmental due diligence legislation. At the same time, judicial and quasi-judicial proceedings are helping to shape the contours of corporate climate accountability. This article considers how litigation against corporations and due diligence legislation interact, and thereby help develop and stren...
Introduction: a) Methodology In the essay which follows, three concepts occupy the central stage:- learning, the world, and the person – and in large measure the essay is an exploration of the ways in which these three are bound together. It is thus in one sense a conceptual exploration; but not one which proceeds by considering cases, and any appeal to illustration and example is more often than not absent. A full explanation of this belongs, obviously, to the body of the text: a general...
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) does not oblige its members to develop their own provisions and legislations to impose AD and SGM or to carry out investigations. When WTO members adopt such laws, however, they must be compatible with WTO rules, as stipulated in Article XVI:4 of the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organisation (i.e., the WTO Agreement). The objective of this study is to assess the compatibility of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC...
We offer a basic formulation (previously lacking) of the doctor-patient relationship, and resulting obligations, responsibilities and potential liabilities, in any situation where medical decision-making cannot proceed at all, or sufficiently quickly, in accordance with the competent and informed consent of the patient. The formulation is derived from existing principles in Scots law and some similar legal systems. Adequate clarity and certainty are however at present lacking in Scots law. It...
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