On the nature of legal normativity: Response to commentators

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In this response to eight commentaries on my article "Kelsen, Hart, and legal normativity" I clarify some points in my original analysis and agree with some comments regarding work that still needs to be done. In particular, I attempt to distinguish my position from both Berkeleyan idealism and mere subjective perception. I agree with the commentators who urge that more must be done to analyze the nature of normativity in general, and legal normativity in particular.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2019

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  • Externalism
  • Foundational norms
  • Hart (HLA)
  • Idealism
  • Internalism
  • Kelsen (Hans)
  • Legal normativity
  • Paulson (Stanley)
  • Practice theory of norms
  • Raz (Joseph)


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