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  1. George Pavlakos & Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco (eds.) (2015). Reasons and Intentions in Law and Practical Agency. Cambridge University Press.
    This collection of new essays explores in depth how and why we act when we follow practical standards, particularly in connection with the authority of legal texts and lawmakers. The essays focus on the interplay of intentions and practical reasons, engaging incisive arguments to demonstrate both the close connection between them, and the inadequacy of accounts that downplay this important link. Their wide-ranging discussion includes topics such as legal interpretation, the paradox of intention, the relation between moral and legal obligation, (...)
     
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  2. Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco (2012). Does Kelsen's Notion of Legal Normativity Rest on a Mistake? Law and Philosophy 31 (6):725-752.
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  3. Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco (2012). If You Cannot Help Being Committed to It, Then It Exists: A Defence of Robust Normative Realism. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 32 (4):823-841.
    This review article examines David Enoch’s recent book Taking Morality Seriously and focuses on ‘the deliberative indispensability of irreducibly normative truths’ which is a central argument of the book. I will show that this important and original argument as it stands fails. I will also argue that if Enoch had embraced all the consequences of his argument, then he would have opened up a more promising line of argument via which to defend the robust realism of normative truths. I will, (...)
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  4. Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco (2012). Social and Justified Legal Normativity: Unlocking the Mystery of the Relationship. Ratio Juris 25 (3):409-433.
    Can Hart's non-cognitivism be reconciled with his rejection of the predictive and sanction-based explanations of law? This paper analyses Hart's notion of the internal point of view and focuses on the notion of acceptance of a rule along the lines of a non-cognitivist understanding of intentional actions. It is argued that a non-cognitivist analysis of acceptance of rules is incomplete and parasitic on a more basic or primary model of acceptance that does not involve mental states. This basic or primary (...)
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  5. Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco (2012). Towards a Concept of Human Rights: Inside and Outside Genealogy. Archiv für Rechts- Und Sozialphilosophie 98 (3):346-359.
    Raymond Geuss asserts that there are fragmented views on what human rights are and that there is no unifying principle underlying such notion. I think that this view has its merits. It conveys the particularity of our perspectives, attitudes, desires and self-understandings. It rejects abstractness and is committed to a thick, perspectivist, historical understanding of personhood. To understand who we are, is to understand how we arrive at being who we are. By contrast, the notion of human rights deploys abstractness, (...)
     
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  6. Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco (2011). A Symposium on the Nature of Legal and Political Authority Accountability or Preemption. Jurisprudence 2 (1):99-102.
    An introduction by Veronica Rodriques-Blanco to A Symposium on the Nature of Legal and Political Authority.
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  7. Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco (2010). Objectivity in Law. Philosophy Compass 5 (3):240-249.
    In the first part of this paper, I discuss the different kinds of objectivity; general and legal objectivity more specifically. In the second part, I endeavour to explain the two main views that have been advanced to answer four core questions on legal objectivity. The first is whether moral and legal values are objective. Second, what is the nature of the relationship between legal and moral values? The third is whether, due to the specific nature of law, we should consider (...)
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  8. Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco (2009). Book Review: The Law and the Right: A Reappraisal of the Reality That Ought to Be, by Enrico Pattaro. [REVIEW] Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 22 (2):451-456.
    Rodriguez-Blanco examines Enrico Pattaro's effort to explain the normativeness or binding force of the law. Pattaro defends the controversial claim that norms are motives of behaviour and provides a rich explanation of how these motives, i.e., beliefs in the human brain, move human agency. In her review, Rodriguez-Blanco challenges Pattaro's empirical conception of human agency.
     
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  9. Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco (2009). From Shared Agency to the Normativity of Law: Shapiro's and Coleman's Defence of Hart's Practice Theory of Rules Reconsidered. Law and Philosophy 28 (1):59 - 100.
    Colemanand Shapiro have recently advanced a second at- tempt to reconcile Hart’s practice theory of rules and the idea of the normativity of law; i.e., the idea that legal rules qua social rules give reasons for actions and, in some circumstances create and impose duties and obligations. Their argumentative strategy is to resort to elements in Bratman’s work on shared agency and planning, though they introduce important and substantive modifications to Bratman’s own explanation. Bratman describes his own theory as a (...)
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  10. V. Rodriguez-Blanco (2008). Review: Brian Leiter: Naturalising Jurisprudence: Essays on American Legal Realism and Naturalism in Legal Philosophy. [REVIEW] Mind 117 (468):1091-1094.
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  11. Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco (2008). Review of Mathew H. Kramer, Objectivity and the Rule of Law. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2008 (3).
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  12. Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco (2007). Is Finnis Wrong? Legal Theory 13 (3-4):257-283.
    Judges and lawyers believe that international law, customary law, and legal systems such as the Third Reich or apartheid law in South Africa are law. But how do we explain the fact that there is one concept of law when there are different conceptions of law with a variety of different features? Finnis, inspired by the Aristotelian notion of central case, adumbrates the idea that the concept of law might be unified by a primary concept which is the concept of (...)
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  13. Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco (2003). A Defence of Hart's Semantics as Nonambitious Conceptual Analysis. Legal Theory 9 (2):99-124.
    Two methodological claims in Hart's TheConceptofLaw have produced perplexity: that it is a book on 1 and that it may also be regarded as an essay in 2 Are these two ideas reconcilable? We know that mere analysis of our legal concepts cannot tell us much about their properties, that is, about the empirical aspect of law. We have learned this from philosophical criticisms of conceptual analysis; yet Hart informs us that analytic jurisprudence can be reconciled with descriptive sociology. The (...)
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  14. Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco (2001). A Revision of the Constitutive and Epistemic Coherence Theories in Law. Ratio Juris 14 (2):212-232.
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  15. Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco (2001). Moral Convictions in Dworkin's Legal Theory. Rechtstheorie 32 (1):1-22.
     
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