Matthew H. Kramer

University of Cambridge

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Cambridge, CB2 1TN

United Kingdom

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

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Cambridge, CB3 9DZ

United Kingdom

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The Legal Positivism of H.L.A. Hart

Cambridge Companion to Legal Positivism, Forthcoming, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 11/2019
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 06 Mar 2019 Last Revised: 05 Jun 2019
Matthew H. Kramer
University of Cambridge
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H.L.A. Hart, legal positivism, jurisprudence, law, morality, legal philosophy, John Austin

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The Nature of Evil

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 26-2012
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 16 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 06 Dec 2012
Matthew H. Kramer
University of Cambridge
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evil, wrongness, moral philosophy, sadism, Holocaust, Stalinism

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In Defence of Hart

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 18/2012
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 18 Jul 2012
Matthew H. Kramer
University of Cambridge
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legal positivism, H.L.A. Hart, Scott Shapiro, legal philosophy, Rule of Recognition, natural law, Ronald Dworkin, jurisprudencence

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Alan Dershowitz's Torture-Warrant Proposal: A Critique

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2/2015
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 03 Feb 2015
Matthew H. Kramer
University of Cambridge
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torture, Alan Dershowitz, torture warrants, interrogation, liberal democracy, catastrophes, Richard Posner, terrorism

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The Concept of Law and Political Philosophy

Oxford Handbook of Classics in Political Theory, Forthcoming, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 41/2014
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 24 Jul 2014
Matthew H. Kramer
University of Cambridge
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H.L.A. Hart, law, sovereignty, political obligation, John Austin, political philosophy, legal philosophy, justice

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Conceptual Analysis and Distributive Justice

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 15/2013
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 11 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 25 Jul 2014
Matthew H. Kramer
University of Cambridge
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justice, distributive justice, Rawls, Dworkin, Hillel Steiner, conceptual analysis, concepts, political philosophy

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Working on the Inside: Ronald Dworkin’s Moral Philosophy

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 9/2012
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 22 May 2012
Matthew H. Kramer
University of Cambridge
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Jurisprudence, Philosophy, Moral Realism

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Some Doubts About Alternatives to the Interest Theory of Rights

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 44/2011
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 28 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 22 May 2012
Matthew H. Kramer
University of Cambridge
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Rights, Hohfeld, Interest Theory, Will Theory, Hillel Steiner, legal powers, legal liberties

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John Austin on Punishment

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 45/2011
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 28 Sep 2011
Matthew H. Kramer
University of Cambridge
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John Austin, punishment, criminal law, H.L.A. Hart, sanctions deterrence, tort

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Shakespeare, Moral Judgments, and Moral Realism

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 1/2015
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 23 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2016
Matthew H. Kramer
University of Cambridge
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Shakespeare, moral realism, moral judgment, objectivity, morality, truth-aptitude, moral philosophy, judgment-internalism

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Political Justification

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 12/2015
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 08 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2016
Matthew H. Kramer
University of Cambridge
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justification, political justification, liberalism, John Rawls, neutrality, perfectionism, political philosophy, justice

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Power-Conferring Laws and the Rule of Recognition

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 19/2018
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 05 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2018
Matthew H. Kramer
University of Cambridge
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legal positivism, legal philosophy, H.L.A. Hart, John Austin, duty-imposing laws, power-conferring laws, internal point of view

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In Defense of the Interest Theory of Right-Holding: Rejoinders to Leif Wenar on Rights

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 22/2016
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 25 May 2016
Matthew H. Kramer
University of Cambridge
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rights, Hohfeld, Raz, liberties, Interest Theory, Will Theory, entitlements, Leif Wenar

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Michael Moore on Torture, Morality and Law

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 1/2012
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 25 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 22 May 2012
Matthew H. Kramer
University of Cambridge
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Morality, Philosophy, Torture

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For the Record: A Final Reply to N.E. Simmonds

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 42/2011
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 28 Sep 2011
Matthew H. Kramer
University of Cambridge
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legal positivism, law, morality, justice, N.E. Simmonds, jurisprudence, natural law

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Legal Responses to Consensual Sexuality between Adults: Through and Beyond the Harm Principle

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 46/2013
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 23 Oct 2013
Matthew H. Kramer
University of Cambridge
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H.L.A. Hart, John Stuart Mill, harm principle, sexuality, same-sex marriage, polygamy, sado-masochism

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Retributivism in the Spirit of Finnis

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 43/2011
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 28 Sep 2011
Matthew H. Kramer
University of Cambridge
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John Finnis, punishment, retributivism, criminal law, morality, authority

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Paternalism, Perfectionism, and Public Goods

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 13/2015
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 08 Apr 2015
Matthew H. Kramer
University of Cambridge
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paternalism, perfectionism, public goods, justice, neutrality, liberalism, John Rawls, legal interpretation, legislative intention, Jonathan Quong

Hart and the Metaphysics and Semantics of Legal Normativity

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 18/2018
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 02 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 09 Feb 2018
Matthew H. Kramer
University of Cambridge
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Legal Semantics, Expressivism, H.L.A. Hart, Non-Cognitivism, Legal Pragmatics, Naturalism, Minimalism, Reductionism

Hart and the Metaphysics and Semantics of Legal Normativity

Ratio Juris, Vol. 31, Issue 4, pp. 396-420, 2018
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 21 Nov 2018
Matthew H. Kramer
University of Cambridge
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Moral Conflicts, the 'Ought'-Implies-'Can' Principle, and Moral Demandingness

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 67/2014
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 18 Dec 2014
Matthew H. Kramer
University of Cambridge
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moral conflicts, moral duties, "ought"-implies-"can" principle, deontic logic, Bernard Williams, Philippa Foot

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The Purgative Rationale for the Death Penalty: Replies to Steiker and Danaher

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 68/2014
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 18 Dec 2014
Matthew H. Kramer
University of Cambridge
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capital punishment, death penalty, self-respect, insanity, criminal law, moral responsibility, defilement

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The Illusion of Neutrality: Abortion and the Foundations of Justice

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 9/2017
Number of pages: 97 Posted: 27 Jan 2017
Matthew H. Kramer
University of Cambridge
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abortion, liberal neutralism, John Rawls, Thomas Nagel, Ronald Dworkin, euthanasia, same-sex marriage, Judith Jarvis Thomson

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On No-Rights and No Rights

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 13/2019
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 17 Apr 2019 Last Revised: 05 Jun 2019
Matthew H. Kramer
University of Cambridge
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Hohfeldian analysis, Hohfeld, rights, no-rights, liberties, duties, deontic logic

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Problems of Dirty Hands as a Species of Moral Conflicts

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 7/2017
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 19 Jan 2017
Matthew H. Kramer
University of Cambridge
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dirty hands, moral conflicts, evil, sadism, callousness, moral duties

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There's Nothing Quasi About Quasi-Realism: Moral Realism as a Moral Doctrine

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 42/2016
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 17 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 27 Feb 2017
Matthew H. Kramer
University of Cambridge
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moral realism, error theory, John Mackie, Simon Blackburn, Ronald Dworkin, Michael Smith, quasi-realism, expressivism, moral philosophy

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Impartiality in a System of Governance

Cambridge Handbook of Constitutional Theory, Forthcoming, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 10/2019
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 06 Mar 2019
Matthew H. Kramer
University of Cambridge
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impartiality, neutrality, objectivity, liberal democracy, disinterestedness, John Rawls, conceptions of the good, freedom of expression, constitutionalism

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The Demandingness of Deontological Duties

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 26/2018
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 11 Apr 2018 Last Revised: 30 Jan 2019
Matthew H. Kramer
University of Cambridge
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deontology, consequentialism, practical rationality, morality, moral duties, moral absolutes, torture, moral integrity, Samuel Scheffler

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Too Much from Too Little: A Critique of Gerald Gaus's Libertarian Neutralism

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 8/2017
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 24 Jan 2017
Matthew H. Kramer
University of Cambridge
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Gerald Gaus, libertarianism, neutralism, perfectionism, Rawlsianism, liberalism, moral justification

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On Political Morality and the Conditions for Warranted Self-Respect

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 33/2017
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 07 Aug 2017
Matthew H. Kramer
University of Cambridge
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self-respect, John Rawls, liberalism, death penalty, capital punishment, torture, perfectionism, Stoicism

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On the Properties of Quietism and Robustness

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 7/2020
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 03 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 11 May 2020
Matthew H. Kramer
University of Cambridge
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moral realism, minimalism, quietism, robustness, David Enoch, Ronald Dworkin, John Mackie, expressivism, objectivity

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Dogmas and Distortions: Legal Positivism Defended

Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 21, No. 4, pp. 673-701, 2001
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Matthew H. Kramer
University of Cambridge

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On the Separability of Law and Morality

Posted: 09 May 2005
Matthew H. Kramer
University of Cambridge

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John Gardner, Ronald Dworkin, positivism, Hart, morality, Raz, Jules Coleman

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Do Animals and Dead People Have Legal Rights?

Posted: 13 Apr 2001
Matthew H. Kramer
University of Cambridge

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legal rights, animals, dead people, infants, future generations, group rights