Raff Donelson

Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson Law

150 S College St

Carlisle, PA 17013

United States

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“  I'm currently working on one paper about the tiers of scrutiny approach to equal protection and due process and three papers on the methodology of jurisprudence  ”

Scholarly Papers (12)

1.

Blacks, Cops, and the State of Nature

15 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 183 (2017)
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 27 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 27 Nov 2017
Raff Donelson
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson Law
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Police Violence, Thomas Hobbes, State of Nature

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Fuller and the Folk: The Inner Morality of Law Revisited

Oxford Studies in Experimental Philosophy, Volume 3. Oxford: UK, Oxford University Press, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 08 Dec 2018
Raff Donelson, Ivar Hannikainen and Ivar Hannikainen
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson Law and University of Sheffield - Department of PhilosophyDepartment of Philosophy I
Downloads 401 (92,811)
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Lon Fuller, Jurisprudence, Philosophy of Law, Experimental Philosophy, Experimental Jurisprudence, Methodology of Jurisprudence, Natural Law Theory

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Natural Punishment

North Carolina Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 05 Mar 2021 Last Revised: 28 Mar 2021
Raff Donelson
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson Law
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Eighth Amendment, pre-trial punishment, retributivism, mercy, karma, natural punishment, poena naturalis, Absehen von Strafe

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The Pragmatist School in Analytic Jurisprudence

Philosophical Issues, Vol. 31, Issue 1, 2021
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 05 Oct 2021 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2021
Raff Donelson
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson Law
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pragmatism, general jurisprudence, analytic jurisprudence, legal positivism, ethical positivism, conceptual ethics, conceptual engineering, experimental jurisprudence, representationalism

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Legal Inconsistencies

55 TULSA L. REV. 15 (2019)
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 22 Apr 2019 Last Revised: 08 Nov 2019
Raff Donelson
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson Law
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legal inconsistency, due process, Lon Fuller, sexting, crack/powder cocaine disparity, consistency principle, action guidance, jurisprudence, rule of law, legal contradiction

6.

Describing Law

33 Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 85 (2020)
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 15 Nov 2019 Last Revised: 03 Mar 2020
Raff Donelson
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson Law
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Jurisprudence, jurisprudential methodology, pragmatism, expressivism, description, natural kinds, philosophy of language

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Reparations, Responsibility, and Formalism: A Reply to Carnes

Philosophia, 2020
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 16 Jan 2021
Raff Donelson
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson Law
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Attributive responsibility, Cost-spreading, Formalism, Functionalism, Reparations. Substantive responsibility

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Are There Cross-Cultural Legal Principles? Modal Reasoning Uncovers Procedural Constraints on Law

Cognitive Science (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 22 Jun 2021 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2021
University of Sheffield - Department of PhilosophyDepartment of Philosophy I, Georgetown University Law Center, Yale Universityaffiliation not provided to SSRN, Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson Law, Independent, University of Zurich, Independent, Interdisciplinary Centre for Ethics; Jagiellonian University, Independent, Independent, Independent, Vilnius University - Faculty of Law, University College London - Department of Experimental Psychology, Affective Brain Lab, Independent, Independent and PUC-Rio
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Who are the Punishers?

86 UMKC Law Review 259 (2017)
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 27 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 21 Jan 2018
Raff Donelson
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson Law
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Eighth Amendment, Punishment, Constitutional Interpretation, Pragmatism

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The Nihilist

The Pragmatism and Prejudice of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. 31-48 (Seth Vannatta, ed. Lexington Press 2019).
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 10 Jul 2019
Raff Donelson
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson Law
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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Friedrich Nietzsche, nihilism, existentialism, morality, pragmatism, William James, truth

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Cruel and Unusual What? Toward a Unified Definition of Punishment

9 Washington University Jurisprudence Review 1 (2016)
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 27 Mar 2017
Raff Donelson
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson Law
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Punishment, Retribution, Eighth Amendment

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The Real Problem with Katz Circularity

St. Louis University Law Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 06 Apr 2021
Raff Donelson
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson Law
Downloads 37 (538,047)

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privacy, Katz test, Katz circularity, policing, search and seizure, Fourth Amendment