Thomas Bustamante

Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)

Adjunct Professor

Av. Antonio Carlos, 6627

Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais 31270-901

Brazil

http://www.ufmg.br

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On the Difficulty to Ground the Authority of Constitutional Courts: Can Strong Judicial Review Be Morally Justified?

Bustamante, T. et alli, “Democratizing Constitutional Law” (Heidelberg: Springer, 2016).
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 11 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2017
Thomas Bustamante
Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)
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Judicial Review, Authority, Legitimacy, Justification

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Legality, by Scott Shapiro (Book Review)

Legal Studies - The Journal of the Society of Legal Scholars,Vol. 32, pp. 499-507, 2012
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 02 Jan 2013
Thomas Bustamante
Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)
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Scott Shapiro, legality, law, plans, normative positivism

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The Ongoing Search for Legitimacy: Can a ‘Pragmatic Yet Principled’ Deliberative Model Justify the Authority of Constitutional Courts?

Modern Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 09 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 11 Sep 2014
Thomas Bustamante
Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)
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Constitutional Courts as Negative/Positive Legislators: The Brazilian Case

BUSTAMANTE, Thomas; GODOI BUSTAMANTE, Evanila. Constitutional Courts as Negative Legislators: The Brazilian Case, in BREWER-CARÍAS, Allan (ed.), Constitutional Courts as Negative Legislators. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011, pp. 283-313
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 07 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 02 Jan 2013
Thomas Bustamante
Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)
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Constitutional Courts, Brazil, Kelsen, Negative Legislator

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Interpreting Plans: A Critical View of Scott Shapiro's Planning Theory of Law

Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy, Vol. 37, 2012, pp. 219-250
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 25 Jan 2013
Thomas Bustamante
Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)
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Principles, Precedents and Their Interplay in Legal Argumentation: How to Justify Analogies between Cases

ON THE NATURE OF PRINCIPLES, Martin Borowski, ed., ARSP-Beiheft 119, pp. 63-77, 2012.
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 21 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 06 Jan 2013
Thomas Bustamante
Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)
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Principles, Precedents, Analogy, Balancing, Rationality, Robert Alexy

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On MacCormick's Post-Positivism: Comment on Karen Petroski's ‘Is Post-Positivism Possible?’

German Law Journal, vol 12, n. 12, pp. 693-727, 2011
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 06 Jan 2013
Thomas Bustamante
Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)
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Law, Discourse, Neil MacCormick, Post-Positivism

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Principles, Rules and Defeasibility: On the Problems of Contra Legem Decisions (Current Version in Spanish)

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 29 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 09 Feb 2019
Thomas Bustamante
Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)
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Norms, Defeasibility, Principles, Rules, Contra Legem Decisions

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Finding Analogies between Cases: On Robert Alexy’s Third Basic Operation in the Application of Law

ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF PRECEDENT, PROCEEDINGS OF THE 24TH IVR WORLD CONGRESS, T. Bustamante, C. Bernal, eds. ARSP-Beiheft 133, pp. 59-71, 2012.
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 07 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 06 Jan 2013
Thomas Bustamante
Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)
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Alexy, basic operations, legal reasoning, balancing, subsumption, analogy

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Dworkin, Vermeule and Gyorfi on Constitutional Interpretation: Remarks on a Meta-Interpretive Disagreement

German Law Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 02 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2013
Thomas Bustamante
Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)
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Anti-Theoretical Claims About Legal Interpretation: The Argument Behind the Fallacy

Forthcoming in: Bustamante, Thomas; Dahlman, Christian (eds.), Argument Types and Fallacies in Legal Argumentation. Heidelberg - New York: Springer, 2015.
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 23 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2015
Thomas Bustamante
Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)
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Legal Theory; Interpretation; Anti-Theoretical Claim; Pragmatism; Posner; Vermeule; Dworkin

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Revisiting the Idea of Protestant Interpretation: Towards Reconciliation between Dworkin and Postema

Philosophy of Law as an Integral Part of Philosophy: Essays on the Jurisprudence of Gerald J. Postema. Oxford, Hart Publishing, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 21 May 2018 Last Revised: 09 Jun 2020
Thomas Bustamante
Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)
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Protestant Interpretation, Dworkin, Postema, Rule of Law.

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On the Argumentum Ad Absurdum in Statutory Interpretation: Its Uses and Normative Significance

LEGAL ARGUMENTATION THEORY: CROSS-DISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES, C. Dalhman, E. Feteris, eds., Springer, 2013
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 07 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 10 Sep 2014
Thomas Bustamante
Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)
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absurdity, argumentation, law, reduction, normative significance, rationality, rules, interpretation, performative contradictions, consequentialism

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Waluchow and Dworkin’s Disagreement on Legal Theory, Precedent and Adjudication: A Family Affair

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 26 Feb 2019
Thomas Bustamante
Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)
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Waluchow, Dworkin, Jurisprudence, Precedent, Adjudication

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Interview with Professor Gerald Postema

Thomas Bustamante and Thiago Lopes Decat, Philosophy of Law as an Integral Part of Philosophy. Hart Publishing, 2020, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 19 Oct 2019
Thomas Bustamante, César Serbena and Natalina Stamile
Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Federal University of Parana (UFPR) and Independent
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Philosophy of Law; Gerald Postema; Rule of Law; Concept of Law

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Is Kyritsis’ Interpretive Jurisprudence Sufficiently Interpretive? An Observation on 'Shared Authority'

Jurisprudence: An International Journal of Legal and Political Thought, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 06 Apr 2017
Thomas Bustamante
Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)
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Authority, Separation of Powers, Courts, Legislatures, Kyritsis, Interpretivism

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Incommensurability, Social Practices and Moral Dilemmas: A Rejoinder to Heidi Hurd’s Anti-Perspectivalism

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 16 Apr 2019
Thomas Bustamante and Thiago Decat
Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and Department of Propedeutic and Critical Disciplines of the Faculdade de Direito Milton Campos
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Heidi Hurd; Joseph Raz; Morality; Law; Perspectivalism; Incommensurability

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Law, Moral Facts and Interpretation: A Dworkinian Response to Mark Greenberg's Moral Impact Theory of Law

Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, Forthcoming
Posted: 24 Jul 2018
Thomas Bustamante
Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)

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Revisiting Dworkin's Philosophy of International Law: Could the Hedgehog Have Done it Any Other Way?

Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, Forthcoming
Posted: 03 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 05 Jul 2017
Thomas Bustamante
Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)

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Dworkin, International Law, Criticisms