By Ernest Sosa, Michael Tooley

ISBN-10: 0198750943

ISBN-13: 9780198750949

This quantity provides a range of the main influential fresh discussions of the the most important metaphysical query: what's it for one occasion to reason one other? the topic of causation bears on many subject matters, resembling time, rationalization, psychological states, the legislation of nature, and the philosophy of technology. members contain J.L Mackie, Michael Scriven, Jaegwon Kim, G.E.M. Anscombe, G.H. von Wright, C.J. Ducasse, Wesley C. Salmon, David Lewis, Paul Horwich, Jonathan Bennett, Ernest Sosa, and Michael Tooley.

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S. Constitution grants four important powers to Congress enabling it to act as superintendent of interstate economic relations. First, section 8 of Article I delegates plenary powers to Congress to regulate commercial intercourse “with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes. . ” Second, Congress is granted broad powers of taxation by the same section. ” It is apparent there would be no economic union in the United States without such a guarantee. Fourth, section 10 of Article I authorizes states to enter into cooperative compacts with each other (see chapter 8) subject to the grant of congressional consent.

Supreme Court, in exercising its appellate jurisdiction, to examine more closely the allegations that a privilege tax levied on residents of a sister state to engage in a business violates the guarantee of interstate privileges and immunities. The first major decision in such a case was rendered by the court in 1870 when it struck down a Maryland license fee imposed annually on nonresidents for the privilege of trading in non-Maryland manufactured goods. S. S. Constitution. The New Hampshire statute was an ingenious one containing the following provisions: A tax is hereby imposed upon every taxable nonresident, which shall be levied, collected and paid annually at the rate of four percent of their New Hampshire derived income .

IV) of the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union protected “all the privileges of trade and commerce. . S. Constitution. The drafters of the fundamental law apparently concluded the grant of power to Congress to regulate interstate commerce made unnecessary such a guarantee. S. 62 A state in general may discriminate against foreign and alien corporations (chartered in another nation), including prohibiting them to conduct business within the state, without violating the privileges and immunities clause, but might be subject to retaliation by other states.

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