Between legality and anarchy: a comment on Larry Alexander’s essay on law and politics

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Abstract

Larry Alexander argues that first-order reasoning tells us both that we need rules to be followed and that we should not follow rules. Herein lies ‘the gap’, a problem that he finds intractable. I argue that the problem is real but also manageable, and offer reasons to resist an extreme form of legal skepticism.
Translated title of the contributionEntre a legalidade e a anarquia: comentário ao ensaio de Larry Alexander sobre direito e política
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-21
Number of pages9
JournalE-Pública
Volume5
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018

Keywords

  • Rules
  • Legal indeterminacy
  • First-order reasoning
  • Second-order reasoning
  • Regularity

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