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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1.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: 30 Posted: 06 Mar 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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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

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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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On No-Rights and No Rights

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 13/2019
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 17 Apr 2019 Last Revised: 25 Apr 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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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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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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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

Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 315-35, July 2004
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?

Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, Vol. 14, No. 1, January 2001
Posted: 13 Apr 2001
Matthew H. Kramer
University of Cambridge

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