Gerald J. Postema

University of North Carolina - Philosophy

Professor of Philosophy Emeritus

Caldwell Hall

CB #3125

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3125

United States

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Classical Common Law Jurisprudence (Part 1)

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 18 Nov 2003
Gerald J. Postema
University of North Carolina - Philosophy
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Legal Positivism: Early Foundations

UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1975470
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 22 Dec 2011
Gerald J. Postema
University of North Carolina - Philosophy
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Positivism, command, sanction, Aquinas, Austin, Bentham, Hart, Holmes, Marsilius, Salmond

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Classical Common Law Jurisprudence (Part 2)

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 18 Nov 2003
Gerald J. Postema
University of North Carolina - Philosophy
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Analytic Jurisprudence Established

LEGAL PHILOSOPHY IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: THE COMMON LAW WORLD, G. J. Postema & Enrico Pattaro, eds., Springer, 2011, UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1999078
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 05 Feb 2012
Gerald J. Postema
University of North Carolina - Philosophy
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Analytic Jurisprudence, Austin, Dicey, Hart, Positivism, Oakeshott, Salmond, Sovereignty, Rule of Recognition

Legal Philosophy in the Twentieth Century: The Common Law World

Treatise of Legal Philosophy and General Jurisprudence, Vol. 11, Autumn 2011, UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1785428
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 17 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 04 Feb 2012
Gerald J. Postema
University of North Carolina - Philosophy
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Jurisprudence, Legal Philosophy, Holmes, Hart, Raz, Dworkin, Waldron, Authority

Legal Philosophy in the Twentieth Century: The Common Law World

Treatise of Legal Philosophy and General Jurisprudence, Vol. 11, Autumn 2011 , UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1794275
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 25 Mar 2011
Gerald J. Postema
University of North Carolina - Philosophy
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Law's Rule: Reflexivity, Mutual Accountability, and the Rule of Law

Bentham's Theory of Law And Public Opinion, Xiaobo Zhai and Michael Quinn, eds., Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming, UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2294632
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 17 Jul 2013
Gerald J. Postema
University of North Carolina - Philosophy
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Rule of Law, Accountability, Fidelity, Reflexivity, Arbitrary Power, Culture of Lawfulness, Sovereignty

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The Soul of Justice: Bentham on Publicity, Law, and the Rule of Law

Bentham's Theory of Law and Public Opinion, Xaiobo Zhai and Michael Quinn, eds., Cambridge University Press, (Forthcoming), UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2294730
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 17 Jul 2013
Gerald J. Postema
University of North Carolina - Philosophy
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rule of law, publicity, Bentham, securities against misrule, public opinion tribunal, accountability

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Jurisprudence

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF UTILITARIANISM, James E. Crimmins, ed., New York: Continuum International Publishers, Forthcoming, UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1785400
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 16 Mar 2011
Gerald J. Postema
University of North Carolina - Philosophy
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Positivism, Bentham. Hart, Epicurean, utilitarian

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Justice Holmes: A New Path for American Jurisprudence

Gerald Postema, LEGAL PHILOSOPHY IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: THE COMMON LAW, Springer, 2011 , UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1874112
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 29 Jun 2011
Gerald J. Postema
University of North Carolina - Philosophy
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Holmes, jurisprudence, common law, positivism, realism, legal reasoning

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Custom, Normative Practice, and the Law

Duke Law Journal, Vol. 62, No. 707, 2012, UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2294081
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 16 Jul 2013
Gerald J. Postema
University of North Carolina - Philosophy
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Custom, Normative Practice, opinio juris, international law, social interaction

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Nature as First Custom: Hayek on the Evolution of Social Rules

UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1505430
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 15 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 19 Feb 2018
Gerald J. Postema
University of North Carolina - Philosophy
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social rules, Hayek

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Law's System: The Necessity of System in Common Law

New Zealand Law Review, Forthcoming, UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2324438
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 21 Nov 2013
Gerald J. Postema
University of North Carolina - Philosophy
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analogy, archetypes, coherence, discordant norms, elegantia juris, gravitational force, integrity, legal reasoning, normative guidance, positivism, principles, de facto systematicity

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Salience Reasoning

TOPOI, Vol. 27, 2008, UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1129841
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 06 May 2008
Gerald J. Postema
University of North Carolina - Philosophy
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Analogy, Correlated Equilibrium, Convention, Lewis, Norm, Practical Reasoning, Salience, Schelling, Social Cooperation, Team Reasoning

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Fidelity in Law's Commonwealth

Private Law and the Rule Of Law, Dennis Klimchuk, ed., Oxford University Press, Forthcoming, UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2294665
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 18 Jul 2013
Gerald J. Postema
University of North Carolina - Philosophy
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Rule of Law, Arbitrary Power, Fidelity, Mutual Accountability, Mode of Association, Private Rule of Law

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Constitutional Norms--Erosion, Sabotage and Response

Ratio Juris (forthcoming 2021)
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 08 Jun 2021
Gerald J. Postema
University of North Carolina - Philosophy
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constitutional norms, conventions, court reform, court packing, democracy, democratic erosion, norm entrepreneur, norm saboteur, normative practice, rule of law, social norms, unwritten constitution

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Trust, Distrust, and the Rule of Law

Forthcoming in Fiduciaries and Trust: Ethics, Politics, Economics and Law, Paul B. Miller and Matthew Harding, eds. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press., UNC Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 12 Jun 2019
Gerald J. Postema
University of North Carolina - Philosophy
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trust, distrust, accountability, fidelity, rule of law, arbitrary

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The British Tradition of Legal Positivism

Forthcoming in A Companion to Legal Positivism, Torben Spaak and Patricia Mindus, eds. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)., UNC Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 12 Jun 2019
Gerald J. Postema
University of North Carolina - Philosophy
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Jurisprudence, Hobbes, Hale, Austin, Bentham, Common Law, Aquinas, Hart

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Philosophical Jurisprudence: A Vision

UNC Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 08 Dec 2021
Gerald J. Postema
University of North Carolina - Philosophy
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Analytic jurisprudence, Austin, Critical, Deliberative, Discursive, Hart, Historical, Method, Psychology, Sociable, Sociology

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Fidelity, Accountability and Trust: Tensions at the Heart of the Rule of Law

UNC Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 01 Mar 2018
Gerald J. Postema
University of North Carolina - Philosophy
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rule of law, fidelity, trust, accountability, proleptic trust, distrust, mistrust

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Jurisprudence as an Integral Part of Philosophy

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 18 Feb 2021
Gerald J. Postema
University of North Carolina - Philosophy
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Adjudication, Analogy, Dworkin, Hart, Integrity, Jurisprudence, Postema, Raz, Rule of Law

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From Law’s Existence to Law’s Rule: Reflections on Kramer’s Understanding of the Rule of Law

Without Trimmings: The Legal, Moral, and Political Philosophy of Matthew Kramer Oxford University Press, Mark McBride and Visa A. J. Kurki, eds. (Oxford, Forthcoming), UNC Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 23 May 2021
Gerald J. Postema
University of North Carolina - Philosophy
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accountability, arbitrary power, dignity, equality, fidelity, Fuller, governance, liberty, normative guidance, reciprocity, rule of law, separation thesis

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Meaning, Analysis, and Exposition: Bentham on the Technology of Thought

Utility, Publicity, and Law: Essays on Bentham's Moral and Legal Philosophy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, Forthcoming), UNC Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 01 Mar 2018
Gerald J. Postema
University of North Carolina - Philosophy
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Bentham, Philosophy of Language, Logic, Fictious Entities, Ontology, Pragmatism, Jurisprudence

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Failing Democracy

Forthcoming in NOMOS LXII: Democratic Failure, Mellissa Ann Schwartzberg, ed. (New York: NYU Press). , UNC Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 12 Jun 2019
Gerald J. Postema
University of North Carolina - Philosophy
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accountability, democracy, constitutional norms, fairness

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Bentham and the Common Law Tradition, 2nd Edition

Bentham and the Common Law Tradition, 2nd Edition - Oxford University Press, 2019
Posted: 16 Aug 2019
Gerald J. Postema
University of North Carolina - Philosophy

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Adjudication, Bentham, Codification, Command, Common Law, Law, Positivism, Utilitarianism, Utility

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Utility, Publicity and Law: Essays on Bentham's Moral and Legal Philosophy

Utility, Publicity and Law: Essays on Bentham's Moral and Legal Philosophy - Oxford University Press 2019
Posted: 16 Aug 2019
Gerald J. Postema
University of North Carolina - Philosophy

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Bentham, Code, Equality, Fictitions, Interests, Positivism, Psychology, Publicity, Utility

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Matthew Hale, on the Law of Nature, Reason, and Common Law: Selected Jurisprudential Writings

Matthew Hale, on the Law of Nature, Reason, and Common Law: Selected Jurisprudential Writings, Edited by Gerald J. Postema. (Oxford University Press, November 2017), UNC Legal Studies Research Paper
Posted: 28 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 20 Feb 2018
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University of North Carolina - Philosophy

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Common Law; Natural Law; Jurisprudence; Reason; Authority; Matthew Hale