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  1. Leslie Green, Law as a Means.
    This article defends legal instrumentalism, i.e. the thesis that law is distinguished among social institutions more by the means by which it serves its ends, than by the ends it serves. In Kelsen's terms, '[L]aw is a means, a specific social means, not an end.' The defence is indirect. First, it is argued that the instrumentalist thesis is an interpretation of a broader view about law that is common ground among theorists as different as Aquinas and Bentham. Second, the following (...)
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  2. Leslie Green (2013). Should Law Improve Morality? Criminal Law and Philosophy 7 (3):473-494.
    Lawyers and philosophers have long debated whether law should enforce social morality. This paper explores whether law should improve social morality. It explains how this might be possible, and what sort of obstacles, factual and moral, there are to doing so. It concludes with an example: our law should attempt to improve our social morality of sexual conduct.
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  3. Leslie Green (2013). The Nature of Limited Government. In John Keown & Robert P. George (eds.), Reason, Morality, and Law: The Philosophy of John Finnis. Oxford University Press. 186.
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  4. Leslie Green & Brian Leiter (eds.) (2013). Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Law: Volume 2. Oup Oxford.
    Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Law is an annual forum for new philosophical work on law. The essays range widely over general jurisprudence (the nature of law, adjudication, and legal reasoning), philosophical foundations of specific areas of law (from criminal to international law), and other philosophical topics relating to legal theory.
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  5. Leslie Green (2012). Obscenity Without Borders. In François Tanguay-Renaud & James Stribopoulos (eds.), Rethinking Criminal Law Theory: New Canadian Perspectives in the Philosophy of Domestic, Transnational, and International Criminal Law. Hart Publishing.
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  6. Leslie Green & Brian Leiter (eds.) (2011). Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Law. Oxford University Press.
    The essays range widely over issues in general jurisprudence (the nature of law, adjudication, and legal reasoning), the philosophical foundations of specific ...
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  7. Leslie Green (2010). Two Worries About Respect for Persons. Ethics 120 (2):212-231.
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  8. Leslie Green (2008). On Being Tolerated. In Matthew H. Kramer (ed.), The Legacy of H.L.A. Hart: Legal, Political, and Moral Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
    Why is it that toleration can be uncomfortable for the tolerated? And how should tolerators respond to that discomfort? This paper argues that properly directed toleration can be deficient in its scope, grounds or spirit. That explains some of the discomfort in being tolerated. Beyond this, the occasions for toleration - the existence of a power to prevent and of an adverse judgment - can also make toleration sting. The paper then explores and rejects two familiar suggestions about how one (...)
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  9. Leslie Green (2008). Positivism And The Inseparability Of Law And Morals. New York University Law Review 83:1035--1058.
    This is the penultimate draft of a paper originally presented at the Hart-Fuller at 50 conference, held at the NYU Law School in February 2008. A revised version will appear in the NYU Law Review. The paper seeks to clarify and assess HLA Hart's famous claim that legal positivism somehow involves a 'separation of law and morals.' The paper contends that Hart's 'separability thesis should not be confused with the 'social thesis,' with the 'sources thesis,' or with a methodological thesis (...)
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  10. Leslie Green (2008). Tolerance and Understanding. In Matthew Kramer, Claire Grant, Ben Colburn & Antony Hatzistavrou (eds.), The Legacy of H.L.A. Hart: Legal, Political and Moral Philosophy. Oup Oxford.
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  11. Leslie Green (2007). The Duty to Govern. Legal Theory 13 (3-4):165-185.
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  12. Leslie Green (2005). General Jurisprudence: A 25th Anniversary Essay. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 25 (4):565-580.
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  13. Leslie Green (2005). Three Themes From Raz. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 25 (3):503-523.
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  14. Leslie Green (2004). Associative Obligations and the State. In Ronald Dworkin & Justine Burley (eds.), Dworkin and His Critics: With Replies by Dworkin. Blackwell Pub.. 265--284.
  15. Leslie Green (2003). Review of Philip Soper, The Ethics of Deference: Learning From Law's Morals. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2003 (4).
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  16. Leslie Green (2002). Law and Obligations. In Jules L. Coleman & Scott Shapiro (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law. Oxford University Press. 514--547.
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  17. Leslie Green (2002). Obligations. In Jules Coleman & Scott J. Shapiro (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law. Oup Oxford.
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  18. Leslie Green (2002). Review of William A. Galston, Liberal Pluralism: The Implications of Value Pluralism for Political Theory and Practice. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2002 (11).
  19. Leslie Green (1998). Rights of Exit. Legal Theory 4 (2):165.
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  20. Leslie Green (1998). The Functions of Law. Cogito 12 (2):117-124.
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  21. Leslie Green, Kent Greenawalt, Nancy J. Hirschmann, George Klosko, Mark C. Murphy, John Rawls, Joseph Raz, Rolf Sartorius, A. John Simmons, M. B. E. Smith, Philip Soper, Jeremy Waldron, Richard A. Wasserstrom & Robert Paul Wolff (1998). The Duty to Obey the Law: Selected Philosophical Readings. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
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  22. Leslie Green (1994). The Principle of Fairness and Political Obligation. Ethics 104 (2):392-394.
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  23. Leslie Green (1994). Book Review:The Principle of Fairness and Political Obligation. George Klosko. [REVIEW] Ethics 104 (2):392-.
  24. Leslie Green (1990). 2 Commentary: Legal Ethics—Sociology and Morality. In Don MacNiven (ed.), Moral Expertise: Studies in Practical and Professional Ethics. Routledge. 101.
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  25. Leslie Green (1990). The Authority of the State. Clarendon Press.
    The modern state claims supreme authority over the lives of all its citizens. Drawing together political philosophy, jurisprudence, and public choice theory, this book forces the reader to reconsider some basic assumptions about the authority of the state. -/- Various popular and influential theories - conventionalism, contractarianism, and communitarianism - are assessed by the author and found to fail. Leslie Green argues that only the consent of the governed can justify the state's claims to authority. While he denies that there (...)
     
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  26. Leslie Green (1989). Book Review: Making Sense of Human Rights: Philosophical Reflections on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 19 (4):516-518.
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  27. Leslie Green (1989). LW Sumner, The Moral Foundation of Rights Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 9 (3):117-121.
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  28. Leslie Green (1989). The Jurisprudence of Orthodoxy: Queen's University Essays on H.L.A. Hart. Philosophical Books 30 (4):254-256.
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  29. Leslie Green (1988). Kant's Liberalism: A Reply to Rolf George. Dialogue 27 (02):207-.
  30. Leslie Green (1988). The Standard Syllabus of Legal Philosophy. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 18 (1):107-111.
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  31. Leslie Green (1987). Joseph Vining, The Authoritative and the Authoritarian Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 7 (4):169-170.
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  32. Leslie Green (1987). The Political Content of Legal Theory. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 17 (1):1-20.
  33. Leslie Green (1986). Guido Calabresi, Ideals, Beliefs, Attitudes, and Law Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 6 (2):55-56.
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  34. Leslie Green (1985). Authority and Convention. Philosophical Quarterly 35 (141):329-346.
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  35. Leslie Green (1985). Legality and Community. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 5 (3):463-470.
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  36. Leslie Green (1985). What Is a Dictator? Analysis 45 (2):125 - 128.
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  37. Leslie Green (1983). Dictators and Democracies. Analysis 43 (1):58 - 59.
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  38. Leslie Green (1983). Law, Co-Ordination and the Common Good. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 3 (3):299-324.
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