Torben Spaak

Stockholm University

Professor of Jurisprudence

S-106 91 Stockholm

Sweden

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Scholarly Papers (34)

1.

Kelsen and Hart on the Normativity of Law

PERSPECTIVES ON JURISPRUDENCE: ESSAYS IN HONOUR OF JES BJARUP, Peter Wahlgren, ed., pp. 397-414, 2005
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 08 Aug 2006
Torben Spaak
Stockholm University
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Kelsen, Hart, Normativity of Law

2.

Moral Relativism and Human Rights

Buffalo Human Rights Law Review, Vol. 13, 2007
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 09 Aug 2006 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2007
Torben Spaak
Stockholm University
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Abstract:

moral relativism, human rights, tolerance

3.

Principled and Pragmatic Theories of Legal Reasoning

FESTSKRIFT TILL AKE FRANDBERG, Anders Fogelklou & Torben Spaak, eds., pp. 235-262, 2003
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 08 Aug 2006
Torben Spaak
Stockholm University
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Abstract:

Theories of legal reasoning

4.

Meta-Ethics and Legal Theory: The Case of Gustav Radbruch

Law and Philosophy, Vol. 28, pp. 261-290, 2008
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 10 Aug 2006 Last Revised: 13 Jul 2009
Torben Spaak
Stockholm University
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Radbruch, relativism, legal positivism, Radbruch formula

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Relativism in Legal Thinking: Stanley Fish and the Concept of an Interpretive Community

Ratio Juris, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 157-171, 2008
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 10 Aug 2006 Last Revised: 13 Jul 2009
Torben Spaak
Stockholm University
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Fish, interpretation, conceptual relativism, interpretive community

6.

Naturalism in Scandinavian and American Realism: Similarities and Differences

DE LEGE, UPPSALA-MINNESOTA COLLOQUIUM: LAW, CULTURE AND VALUES, Mattias Dahlberg, ed., pp. 33-83, Uppsala: Iustus förlag, 2009 ,
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 06 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 08 Aug 2011
Torben Spaak
Stockholm University
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Naturalism, Conceptual Analysis, Meta-Ethics, Binding Force, Scandinavian and American Legal Realism

7.

Legal Positivism and the Objectivity of Law

Annalisi e Diritto, Vol. 253, pp. 253-267, 2004
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 19 Jul 2006
Torben Spaak
Stockholm University
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Citation 2

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Legal positivism, Objectivity of Law, statutory interpretation, moral objectivity

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Legal Positivism, Law's Normativity, and the Normative Force of Legal Justification

Ratio Juris, Vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 469-485, 2003
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 14 Aug 2006
Torben Spaak
Stockholm University
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Citation 4

Abstract:

Legal positivism, natural law theory, normativity of law, legal justification

9.

Fuzzifying the Natural Law-Legal Positivist Debate

Buffalo Law Review, Vol. 43, No. 1, pp. 85-119, 1995
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 16 Aug 2006
Edward S. Adams and Torben Spaak
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Law and Stockholm University
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Natural Law Theory, Legal Positivism, Fuzzy Logic

Karl Olivecrona's Legal Philosophy: A Critical Appraisal

Ratio Juris, 2011
Number of pages: 85 Posted: 16 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 26 May 2010
Torben Spaak
Stockholm University
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Citation 2

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Jurisprudence, Scandinavian Realism, Olivecrona, Hagerstrum, Naturalisn, Binding Force, Truth

Karl Olivecrona's Legal Philosophy: A Critical Appraisal

Ratio Juris, Vol. 24, Issue 2, pp. 156-193, 2011
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 May 2011
Torben Spaak
Stockholm University
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Alf Ross on the Concept of a Legal Right

Forthcoming in Ratio Juris 2013
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 10 Aug 2006 Last Revised: 20 May 2013
Torben Spaak
Stockholm University
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Alf Ross, legal rights, connective concepts

Alf Ross on the Concept of a Legal Right

Ratio Juris, Vol. 27, Issue 4, pp. 461-476, 2014
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 28 Nov 2014
Torben Spaak
Stockholm University
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12.

Legal Positivism, Anti-Realism, and the Interpretation of Statutes

LOGIC, LAW, MORALITY. THIRTEEN ESSAYS IN PRACTICAL PHILOSOPHY IN HONOUR OF LENNART AQVIST, pp. 127-145, Krister Segerberg & Rysiek Sliwinski, eds., Uppsala University, 2003
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 11 Aug 2006
Torben Spaak
Stockholm University
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Citation 1

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Legal positivism, anti-realism, statutory interpretation

13.

The Concept of Legal Competence

The IVR Encyclopeadia of Jurisprudence, Legal Theory, and Philosophy of Law, May 2005
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 10 Aug 2006
Torben Spaak
Stockholm University
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Citation 7

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Competence, power, validity, legal positions

14.

Moral Relativism and the Rechtsstaat

FESTSCHRIFT FOR ANDERS FOGELKLOU, Åke Frändberg, Stefan Hedlund, Torben Spaak, eds., Uppsala: Iustus, pp. 219-233,
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 10 Aug 2006 Last Revised: 13 Jul 2009
Torben Spaak
Stockholm University
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Abstract:

Moral relativism, statutory interpretation, the Rechtsstaat

15.

Book Review: Brian Leiter, Naturalizing Jurisprudence

Theoria, Vol. 74, No. 4, pp. 352-62, 2008
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 04 Jun 2008 Last Revised: 13 Jul 2009
Torben Spaak
Stockholm University
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Citation 2

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Naturalism, Conceptual Analysis, American Realism, Scandinavian Realism

16.

Explicating the Concept of Legal Competence

Concepts in the Law, 2008
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 17 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2008
Torben Spaak
Stockholm University
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Citation 7

Abstract:

legal competence, legal power, concept, explication, rational reconstruction, validity

17.

Guidance and Constraint: the Action-Guiding Capacity of Neil Maccormick's Theory of Legal Reasoning

Law and Philosophy, Vol. 26, pp. 343-76, 2007
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 14 Aug 2006
Torben Spaak
Stockholm University
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MacCormick, legal reasoning, action-guiding capacity

18.

The Idea of a Right to Genetic Privacy

Juridisk tidskrift, pp. 326-339, 2008-09
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 10 Aug 2006 Last Revised: 13 Feb 2014
Torben Spaak
Stockholm University
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Abstract:

right to privacy, right to liberty, public-private distinction

19.

Naturalism and Non-Naturalism in Legal Philosophy: Hägerström on Kelsen

AXEL HAGERSTROM AND MODERN SOCIAL THOUGHT, Sven Eliaeson, Patricia Mindus, Stephen Turner, eds., Oxford: The Bardwell Press, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 24 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 31 May 2013
Torben Spaak
Stockholm University
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naturalism, non-naturalism, Hägerström, Scandinavian legal realism, Kelsen, Popper, legal conventionalism

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Karl Olivecrona on Judicial Law-Making

Ratio Juris, Vol. 22, No. 3, 2009
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 17 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 18 Jun 2013
Torben Spaak
Stockholm University
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Scandinavian Realism, Karl Olivecrona, Evaluations, Conventions, Judicial Law-Making

Karl Olivecrona on Judicial Law-Making

Ratio Juris, Vol. 22, Issue 4, pp. 483-498, December 2009
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 17 Nov 2009
Torben Spaak
Stockholm University
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Realism about the Nature of Law

Forthcoming in Ratio Juris 2015
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 16 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 22 Jan 2015
Torben Spaak
Stockholm University
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Scandinavian legal realism, legal positivism, norms, naturalism, non-cognitivism, conventionalism, sources of law, Ross, Olivecrona, Lundstedt, Hägerström, Kelsen, the basic norm, the World of the Ought, jurisprudential dualism

Realism About the Nature of Law

Ratio Juris, Vol. 30, Issue 1, pp. 75-104, 2017
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 07 Feb 2017
Torben Spaak
Stockholm University
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(Review of) Legal Theory (Peter Wahlgren ed. 2000)

Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie, Vol. 88, No. 2, pp. 298-304, 2002 ,
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 16 Aug 2006
Torben Spaak
Stockholm University
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Abstract:

Hägerström, non-cognitivism, Scandinavian Legal Realism

23.

Legal Positivism and the Claim to Correctness

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 13 Oct 2011
Torben Spaak
Stockholm University
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24.

The Problem About the Nature of Law

FESTSCHRIFT FOR ERIK CARLSSON, Frans Svensson and Rysiek Sliwinski, eds., Uppsala: Uppsala University, Department of Philosophy, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 01 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 30 Aug 2011
Torben Spaak
Stockholm University
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25.

Genetic Discrimination

Minnesota Journal of Law, Science, and Technology, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2006
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 23 Aug 2006
Torben Spaak
Stockholm University
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Genetic discrimination, "geneticism", formal justice, Rechtsstaat

26.

The Legal Philosophy of Ingemar Hedenius

A TREATISE OF LEGAL PHILOSOPHY AND GENERAL JURISPRUDENCE, Vol. 11.2, Enrico Pattaro, ed., Springer, 2009
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 07 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2009
Torben Spaak
Stockholm University
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Abstract:

Scandinavian realism, internal legal statements, predictive analysis, legal validity, ownership, performatives

27.

Karl Olivecrona on Legislation

Theory and Practice of Legislation 1: 59-76 (2013)
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 21 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 18 Jun 2013
Torben Spaak
Stockholm University
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Scandinavian legal realism, Karl Olivecrona, naturalism, independent imperatives, binding force, revolution

28.

Kelsen on Monism and Dualism

Marko Novakovic, ed., Basic Concepts of Public International Law: Monism & Dualism, 322-343. Belgrade: Alter DOO and Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, Institute of Comparative Law.
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 12 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 06 Aug 2013
Torben Spaak
Stockholm University
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Kelsen, monism, dualism, norm conflicts, epistemological postulate, solipsism, international law, state law

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Review of Stefano Bertea and George Pavlakos, Eds., New Essays on the Normativity of Law (Hart Publishing, 2011)

Jurisprudence 2012/2013, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 05 Jun 2012
Torben Spaak
Stockholm University
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Abstract:

Normativity of Law, Legal Positivism, Kelsen, Shapiro, Marmor

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Schauer's Anti-Essentialism

Number of pages: 61 Posted: 19 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2015
Torben Spaak
Stockholm University
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philosophical analysis, explication, ideal-type, anti-essentialism, coercion, family resemblance, cognitive science, Hart, Olivecrona

Schauer's Anti‐Essentialism

Ratio Juris, Vol. 29, Issue 2, pp. 182-214, 2016
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 26 May 2016
Torben Spaak
Stockholm University
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Norms that Confer Competence

Ratio Juris, Vol. 16, pp. 89-104, March 2003
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 24 May 2003
Torben Spaak
Stockholm University
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Relativism in Legal Thinking: Stanley Fish and the Concept of an Interpretative Community

Ratio Juris, Vol. 21, Issue 1, pp. 157-171, March 2008
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 26 Feb 2008
Torben Spaak
Stockholm University
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33.

The Canberra Plan and the Nature of Law

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 28 Nov 2015
Torben Spaak
Stockholm University
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Ross on the Dualism of Reality and Validity

Utopia y Praxis Latinoamericana 72: 41-66. 2015
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 18 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 12 May 2016
Torben Spaak
Stockholm University
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Other Papers (5)

Total Downloads: 464    Citations: 0
1.

(Review of) Neil MacCormick, Rhetoric and the Rule of Law: A Theory of Legal Reasoning (2005)

Constitutional Commentary, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 121-137, 2006
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 24 Aug 2006
Torben Spaak
Stockholm University
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MacCormick, legal reasoning, rule of law, deduction, universalization, consequentialist arguments

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(Review of) Philip Soper, The Ethics of Deference

Theoria, Vol. 2, 2006
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 10 Aug 2006
Torben Spaak
Stockholm University
Downloads 95

Abstract:

natural law theory, legal positivism, nature of law, political obligation

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Book Review: Rex Martin, A System of Rights (1993)

THEORIA, Vol. 61, No. 1, pp. 80-94, 1995
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 15 Aug 2006
Torben Spaak
Stockholm University
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Rights, democracy, political authority, internal justification

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Book Review: Ingvill Helland and Sören Koch, Eds., Nordic and Germanic Legal Methods

Nordicum-Mediterraneum 2016, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 24 Feb 2016
Torben Spaak
Stockholm University
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Legal reasoning, the legal method, legal culture, comparative law

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Book Review: Practical Reason in Law and Morality by Neil MacCormick

Ethics 120: 192-197 (2009)
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 27 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 23 Nov 2015
Torben Spaak
Stockholm University
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Practical Reason, Moral Objectivity, Categorical Imperative, Natural Law, Legal Positivism, Reasons for Action