David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Ratio Juris 22 (2):218-243 (2009)
Abstract. In this paper I shall take an inferential approach to legality (legal validity), and consider how the legality of a norm can be inferred, and what can be inferred from it. In particular, I shall analyse legality policies, namely, conditionals conferring the quality of legality upon norms having certain properties, and I shall examine to what extent such conditionals need to be positivistic, so that legality is only dependant on social facts. Finally, I shall consider how legality is transmitted from norm to norm and whether the ultimate legality policies (the rules of recognition) of a legal system need to be constituted by social facts.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
H. L. A. Hart (1994). The Concept of Law. Oxford University Press.
David Hume (1739/2000). A Treatise of Human Nature. Oxford University Press.
John L. Pollock (1995). Cognitive Carpentry. MIT Press.
Jules L. Coleman (2001). The Practice of Principle: In Defence of a Pragmatist Approach to Legal Theory. Oxford University Press.
Raimo Tuomela (2000). Belief Versus Acceptance. Philosophical Explorations 3 (2):122 – 137.
Citations of this work BETA
Trevor Bench-Capon & Henry Prakken (2010). Using Argument Schemes for Hypothetical Reasoning in Law. Artificial Intelligence and Law 18 (2):153-174.
Similar books and articles
Scott J. Shapiro (2007). The "Hart-Dworkin" Debate : A Short Guide for the Perplexed. In Arthur Ripstein (ed.), Ronald Dworkin. Cambridge University Press 22--49.
Lars Vinx (2007). Hans Kelsen's Pure Theory of Law: Legality and Legitimacy. Oxford University Press.
William A. Edmundson (forthcoming). Schmegality. Jurisprudence.
Scott Shapiro (2011). Legality. Harvard University Press.
Roger Stuart Berkowitz (2005). The Gift of Science: Leibniz and the Modern Legal Tradition. Harvard University Press.
John Gardner (2010). Hart on Legality, Justice and Morality. Jurisprudence 1 (2):253-265.
François Tanguay-Renaud (2010). The Intelligibility of Extralegal State Action: A General Lesson for Debates on Public Emergencies and Legality. Legal Theory 16 (3):161-189.
Maksymilian T. Madelr, The Spatio-Temporality of Objectification in Legal Theory: Concepts of Legality Between Theory and Practice.
Keith Charles Culver (2010). Legality's Borders: An Essay in General Jurisprudence. Oxford University Press.
Patrick Macklem (2008). Humanitarian Intervention and the Distribution of Sovereignty in International Law. Ethics and International Affairs 22 (4):369-393.
Added to index2009-06-16
Total downloads34 ( #118,577 of 1,907,681 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #273,183 of 1,907,681 )
How can I increase my downloads?