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  1. Torben Spaak (forthcoming). Review of Natural Law and Modern Moral Philosophy (Ellen Frankel Paul Et Al Eds.). [REVIEW] Theoria.
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  2. Torben Spaak (2012). Plans, Conventions, and Legal Normativity: A Review of Stefano Bertea and George Pavlakos (Eds), New Essays on the Normativity of Law. [REVIEW] Jurisprudence 3 (2):509-521.
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  3. Torben Spaak (2011). Karl Olivecrona's Legal Philosophy. A Critical Appraisal. Ratio Juris 24 (2):156-193.
    I argue in this article (i) that Karl Olivecrona's legal philosophy, especially the critique of the view that law has binding force, the analysis of the concept and function of a legal rule, and the idea that law is a matter of organized force, is a significant contribution to twentieth century legal philosophy. I also argue (ii) that Olivecrona fails to substantiate some of his most important empirical claims, and (iii) that the distinction espoused by Olivecrona between the truth and (...)
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  4. Torben Spaak (2009). Book Reviews MacCormick, Neil . Practical Reason in Law and Morality . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. Pp. 224. $90.00 (Cloth). [REVIEW] Ethics 120 (1):192-196.
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  5. Torben Spaak (2009). Karl Olivecrona on Judicial Law-Making. Ratio Juris 22 (4):483-498.
    The Scandinavian Realist Karl Olivecrona did not pay much attention to questions of legal reasoning in his many works. He did, however, argue that courts necessarily create law when deciding a case. The reason, he explained, is that judges must evaluate issues of fact or law in order to decide a case, and that evaluations are not objective. Olivecrona's line of argument is problematic, however. The problem is that Olivecrona uses the term "evaluation" in a sense that is broad enough (...)
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  6. Torben Spaak (2009). Meta-Ethics and Legal Theory: The Case of Gustav Radbruch. [REVIEW] Law and Philosophy 28 (3):261 - 290.
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  7. Torben Spaak (2009). Neil MacCormick, Practical Reason in Law and Morality. Ethics 120 (1):192-197.
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  8. Torben Spaak (2008). Book Review: Brian Leiter, Naturalizing Jurisprudence. [REVIEW] Theoria 74 (4):352-62.
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  9. Torben Spaak (2008). Naturalizing Jurisprudence – by Brian Leiter. Theoria 74 (4):352-362.
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  10. Torben Spaak (2008). Relativism in Legal Thinking: Stanley Fish and the Concept of an Interpretative Community. Ratio Juris 21 (1):157-171.
    Relativistic theories and arguments are fairly common in legal thinking. A case in point is Stanley Fish's theory of interpretation, which applies to statutes and constitutions as well as to novels and poems. Fish holds, inter alia, (i) that an interpretation of a statute, a poem, or some other text can be true or valid only in light of the interpretive strategies that define an interpretive community, and (ii) that no set of interpretive strategies (and therefore no interpretation) is truer (...)
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  11. Torben Spaak (2007). Guidance and Constraint: The Action-Guiding Capacity of Neil MacCormick's Theory of Legal Reasoning. [REVIEW] Law and Philosophy 26 (4):343-376.
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  12. Torben Spaak (2006). Philip Soper, the Ethics of Deference Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Law, Cambridge University Press, 2002, 189 Pages, Isbn 0-521-81047-. [REVIEW] Theoria 72 (2):138-147.
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  13. Torben Spaak (2003). Legal Positivism, Law's Normativity, and the Normative Force of Legal Justification. Ratio Juris 16 (4):469-485.
  14. Torben Spaak (2003). Norms That Confer Competence. Ratio Juris 16 (1):89-104.
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  15. Torben Spaak (1995). Review of Rex Martin, a System of Rights. [REVIEW] Theoria 61 (1):80-94.
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  16. Torben Spaak (1994). The Concept of Legal Competence: An Essay in Conceptual Analysis. Dartmouth Pub. Co..
     
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