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What are Principles, and Do They Exist?


Larry Alexander


University of San Diego School of Law

June 10, 2013

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 13-119

Abstract:     
In this paper I distinguish principles from rules and standards and ask if there are norms that fit this description. I conclude that these may be moral principles but that there are no legal principles. Accounts of law such as Dworkin’s and Alexy’s, in which legal principles play a role, are thus vitiated.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 16

Keywords: principles, rules, standards

JEL Classification: K10, K39

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Date posted: June 13, 2013  

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Alexander, Larry, What are Principles, and Do They Exist? (June 10, 2013). San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 13-119. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2277787 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2277787

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