1. Matti Ilmari Niemi (2010). Form and Substance in Legal Reasoning: Two Conceptions. Ratio Juris 23 (4):479-492.
    There are two possible ways to understand form and substance in legal reasoning. The first refers to the distinction between concepts and their applications, whereas the second concentrates on the difference between authoritative and non-authoritative reasons. These approaches refer to the formalistic and positivistic conceptions of the law, the latter being the author's point of departure. Nevertheless, they are both helpful means of analysis in legal interpretation. Interpretation is divided into formal and substantive justification. They have certain functions and they (...)
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  2. Matti Ilmari Niemi (2003). Facts, Fictions or Reasoning. Law as the Subject Matter of Jurisprudence. Ratio Juris 16 (1):1-13.
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  3. Matti Ilmari Niemi (2000). Phronesis and Forensics. Ratio Juris 13 (4):392-404.
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