‘Ought implies Can’ and the law

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Chris Fox
University of Essex
Guglielmo Feis
Università degli Studi di Milano
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In this paper, we investigate the ‘ought implies can’ thesis, focusing on explanations and interpretations of OIC, with a view to clarifying its uses and relevance to legal philosophy. We first review various issues concerning the semantics and pragmatics of OIC; then we consider how OIC may be incorporated in Hartian and Kelsenian theories of the law. Along the way we also propose a taxonomy of OIC-related claims.
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DOI 10.1080/0020174X.2017.1371873
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