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  1. Dennis M. Patterson (2006). Dworkin on the Semantics of Legal and Political Concepts. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 26 (3):545-557.
    In a recent comment on H.L.A. Hart’s ‘Postscript’ to The Concept of Law, Ronald Dworkin claims that the meaning of legal and political concepts may be understood by analogy to the meaning of natural kind concepts like ‘tiger’, ‘gold’ and ‘water’. This article questions the efficacy of Dworkin’s claims by challenging the use of natural kinds as the basis for a semantic theory of legal and political concepts. Additionally, in matters of value there is no methodological equivalent to the scientific (...)
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  2. Dennis M. Patterson (ed.) (2003). Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory: An Anthology. Blackwell Pub..
     
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  3. Dennis M. Patterson (ed.) (1996). A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory. Blackwell Publishers.
    The articles in this new edition of A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory have been updated throughout, and the addition of ten new articles ensures ...
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  4. Dennis M. Patterson (1996). Law and Truth. Oxford University Press.
    Are propositions of law true or false? If so, what does it mean to say that propositions of law are true and false? This book takes up these questions in the context of the wider philosophical debate over realism and anti-realism. Despite surface differences, Patterson argues that the leading contemporary jurisprudential theories all embrace a flawed conception of the nature of truth in law. Instead of locating that in virtue of which propositions of law are true, Patterson argues that lawyers (...)
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  5. Dennis M. Patterson (ed.) (1994). Postmodernism and Law. New York University Press.
    In this cutting edge volume. Dennis Patterson has put together a collection of essays on the topic of law and justice in postmodern society. While trying to avoid a singular point of view for this compilation, Patterson has carefully chosen articles which highlight common themes, problems, and questions.
     
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  6. Dennis M. Patterson (1992). The Value of a Promise. Law and Philosophy 11 (4):385 - 402.
    The question What makes a promise binding? has received much attention both from philosophers and lawyers. One argument is that promises are binding because the act of making a promise creates expectations in the promisee, which expectations it would be morally wrong to disappoint. Another argument is grounded in the effects engendered by the making of a promise, specifically actions taken in reliance upon the promise. These two positions, the so-called expectation and reliance theories, have traditionally been thought to be (...)
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  7. Dennis M. Patterson (ed.) (1992). Wittgenstein and Legal Theory. Westview Press.
  8. Dennis M. Patterson (1991). Toward a Narrative Conception of Legal Discourse. Social Epistemology 5 (1):61 – 69.
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  9. Dennis M. Patterson (1991). The Importance of Asking the Right Questions. Social Epistemology 5 (1):75 – 77.
    (1991). The importance of asking the right questions. Social Epistemology: Vol. 5, Social epistemology of the law, pp. 75-77. doi: 10.1080/02691729108578600.
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