Wibren van der Burg

Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Professor of Legal Philosophy

Section Sociology, Theory and Methodology

PO Box 1738

3000 DR Rotterdam

Netherlands

http://www.wibrenvanderburg.nl

Queen Mary University of London, School of Law

Visiting Professor

Mile End Road

London, E1 4NS

United Kingdom

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1.

Essentially Ambiguous Concepts and the Fuller-Hart-Dworkin Debate

Archiv für Rechts-und Sozialphilosophie, Vol. 95, No. 3, pp. 305-326, 2009, Tilburg University Legal Studies Working Paper No. 003/2007 ,
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 25 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2010
Wibren van der Burg
Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam
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Essentially ambiguous concepts, essentially contested concepts, Fuller, Hart, Dworkin, practice, doctrine, coherence, positivism, dynamics, pluralism

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Law and Ethics: The Twin Disciplines

INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH INTO LAW, Bart van Kink and Sanne Taekema, eds., Siebeck, 2009, Erasmus Working Paper Series on Jurisprudence and Socio-Legal Studies No. 10-02
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 14 Jul 2010
Wibren van der Burg
Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam
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Ethics, morality, reflective equilibrium, consensus, controversy, deontology, consequentialism, hermeneutics, pragmatism, foundationalism, constructivism, types of interdisciplinairy research, comparative law, argumentative practice, authority, procedure

3.

Slippery Slope Arguments

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 08 Aug 2009
Wibren van der Burg
Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam
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Arbitrariness, argument from added authority, critical morality, domino theory, drugs, euthanasia, fallacy, law, rhetoric, slippery slope argument, social morality, sorites, vagueness, wedge.

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The Morality of Aspiration: A Neglected Dimension of Law and Morality

REDISCOVERING FULLER: ESSAYS ON IMPLICIT LAW AND INSTITUTIONAL DESIGN, Willem J. Witteveen, Wibren van der Burg, eds., pp. 169-192, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, Erasmus Working Paper Series on Jurisprudence and Socio-Legal Studies No. 09-03
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 05 Sep 2009
Wibren van der Burg
Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam
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aspiration, duty, ideals, principles, policies, rules, Fuller, professional morality, instrumental legislation, communicative function, regulatory function, eunomics, natural law

5.

What is Neutrality

General Subserie Research Paper No. 2011-02 , Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2011-20
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 08 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2014
Roland Pierik and Wibren van der Burg
University of Amsterdam and Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam
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state neutrality, Laïcité, Rawls, multiculturalism, inclusive neutrality exclusive neutrality

6.

Understanding the Gap between Theory and Practice

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 21 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2013
Wibren van der Burg
Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam
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theory and practice, reflective equilibrium, anti-theory, models of morality, knowing-how and knowing-that

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Two Models of Law and Morality

Associations, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 61-82, 1999
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 10 Sep 2009
Wibren van der Burg
Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam
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law and morality, practice model, product model, separation thesis, natural law, legal positivism, Hart, Dworkin

8.

Law and Bioethics

OXFORD COMPANION TO BIOETHICS, Second Edition, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 13 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2010
Wibren van der Burg
Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam
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The Myth of Civil Disobedience

Praxis International, pp. 287-304, 1989, Erasmus Working Paper Series on Jurisprudence and Socio-legal Studies No. 10-04
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 03 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 14 Jun 2012
Wibren van der Burg
Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam
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civil disobedience, Rawls, social contract

10.

The Work of Lon Fuller: A Promising Direction for Jurisprudence in the 21st Century

Erasmus Working Paper Series on Jurisprudence and Socio-legal Studies, No. 13-02, May 13, 2013, Version: 1,0
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 14 May 2013
Wibren van der Burg
Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam
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Lon Fuller, Rundle, Brunnée and Toope, interactional law, international law, form of law

11.

In Defense of State Neutrality

ANGEWANDTE ETHIK IN DER PLURALISTISCHEN GESELLSCHAFT, Freiburg, K.P. Rippe, Hrsg., CH: Freiburger Universitätsverlag,
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 09 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 25 Aug 2010
Wibren van der Burg and Frans W.A. Brom
Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Rathenau Instituut
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Abstract:

neutrality, liberalism, crucifix, pluralism, Netherlands, conceptions of the good, legal moralism

12.

The Regulation of Professionals; Two Conflicting Perspectives

Legisprudence, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 147-171, 2009, Erasmus Working Paper Series on Jurisprudence and Socio-Legal Studies No. 09-01
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 10 May 2010
Wibren van der Burg
Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam
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professions, top-down regulation, professional autonomy, aspirations, self-regulation, reframing, managerialization, James Scott, Schoen and Rein, perspectivism, practice versus product, output-criteria, command-control

13.

Ideals in Law

IVR Encyclopaedia of Jurisprudence, Legal Theory and Philosophy of Law, online, April 2009
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 09 Sep 2010
Sanne Taekema and Wibren van der Burg
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Erasmus School of Law and Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam
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values in law, Radbruch, Dworkin, Fuller, principles and rules, natural law, positive law and natural law, legal ethics

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Towards a Fruitful Cooperation between Legal Philosophy, Legal Sociology and Doctrinal Research: How Legal Interactionism May Bridge Unproductive Oppositions

Forthcoming in Festschrist Roger Cotterrell, Erasmus Working Paper Series on Jurisprudence and Socio-Legal Studies No. 14-02
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 07 Oct 2014
Sanne Taekema and Wibren van der Burg
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Erasmus School of Law and Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam
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legal interactionism, interdisciplinary legal research, legal philosophy, legal sociology, doctrinal research,

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Inclusive Neutrality in the Classroom

Yearbook of the European Association for Education Law and Policy, 2011, Erasmus Working Paper Series on Jurisprudence and Socio-Legal Studies, No. 11-01
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 10 Aug 2011
Wibren van der Burg
Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam
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neutrality, inclusive neutrality, freedom of religion, non-discrimination, laïcité, church-state relations, religious symbols, education, Toledo guidelines, active pluralism, private schools

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Foundations and Limits of Tolerance: The Swiss Debate on Mosques from a Dutch Perspective (Gründe und Grenzen der Toleranz: die Moscheen-Debatte aus niederländischer Sicht)

Symposion Toleranz - Herausforderungen, Gehalt und Grenzen, Zürich October 5, 2007,
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 20 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 25 Aug 2009
Wibren van der Burg
Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam
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tolerance, Islam, religious freedom, multicultural society, minarets, mosques, national identity

17.

A Pluralist Account of Legal Interactionism

Erasmus Working Paper Series on Jurisprudence and Socio-Legal Studies, No. 13-01, May 13, 2013, Version: 1,0
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 13 May 2013 Last Revised: 16 May 2013
Wibren van der Burg
Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam
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interactionism, Lon Fuller, Selznick, Brunnée & Toope, regulatory explosion, interactional law, legal pluralism, family resemblance, concept of law, definition of law

18.

Legislation on Human Embryos: From Status Theories to Value Theories

Erasmus Working Paper Series on Jurisprudence and Socio-legal Studies No. 10-03, Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie, Vol. 82, 1996,
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 03 Sep 2010
Wibren van der Burg
Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam
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embryos, legislation, value theories, status theories, functions of law, expressive function, symbolic function, communicative function, Dworkin

19.

The Irony of a Symbolic Crusade: The Debate on Opening Up Civil Marriage to Same-Sex Couples

SOCIAL AND SYMBOLIC EFFECTS OF LEGISLATION UNDER THE RULE OF LAW, pp. 245-275, N. Zeegers, W. Witteveen and B. van Klink, eds., Edwin Mellen Press, 2005
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 01 Sep 2009
Wibren van der Burg
Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam
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legislation, symbolic function, expressive function, communicative function, interactionism, same-sex marriage, anti-discrimination law, Netherlands, rhetorical analysis

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Lon L. Fuller's Lessons for Legislators

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 02 Jul 2014
Wibren van der Burg
Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam
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Legislation, Lon Fuller, instrumentalism, regulatory state, reciprocity, morality of law

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From Ethics to Law

FOUNDATIONS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: ETHICS, LAW, CULTURE, AND THE PHYSICAL LIMITS, Lars Rydén, ed., Vol. 9, pp. 27-31, The Baltic University, 2009,
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 23 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 30 Sep 2015
Wibren van der Burg
Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam
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morality, ethics, law, legislation, legal enforcement of morals

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The Emerging Interactionist Paradigm and the Ideals of Democracy and Rule of Law

Erasmus Working Paper Series on Jurisprudence and Socio-Legal Studies No. 15-01
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 11 Apr 2015
Wibren van der Burg
Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam
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interactive legislation, legal interactionism, responsive regulation, interactional law, democracy, rule of law, instrumentalist legislation, finality, legal certainty, horizontal monitoring, Fuller

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Developing a Liberal-Protestant Ethics in a Dynamic and Pluralist World

'Reshaping Protestantism in a Global Context' Conference, Kampen (Netherlands), September 2004, Revue de Theologie et de Philosophie, Vol. 137, pp. 193-209, 2005
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 20 Aug 2009
Wibren van der Burg
Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam
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pluralism, contextualism, dynamics, dynamic ethics, liberal protestantism, pragmatism

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Book Reviews

Bioethics, Vol. 13, pp. 69-87, January 1999
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 07 Jul 2004
University of Zurich, The College of Management (Israel), Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam, San Francisco State University, University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Philosophy and Monash University
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The Merits of Law: An Argumentative Framework for Evaluative Judgements and Normative Recommendations in Legal Research

Erasmus Working Paper Series on Jurisprudence and Socio-Legal Studies, No. 17-01, August 17, 2017
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 23 Aug 2017
Wibren van der Burg
Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam
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legal research methods, evaluation, recommendations, law reform, argumentative practice, chain of justification, argumentative framework, values

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The Need for Audacious Fully Armed Scholars: Concluding Reflections

Erasmus Working Paper Series on Jurisprudence and Socio-Legal Studies, No. 16-002, (Forthcoming) Sanne Taekema, Bart van Klink and Wouter de Been (eds.), Facts and Norms in Law
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 24 May 2016
Wibren van der Burg
Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam
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Interdisciplinary research, legal scholarship, fact-value distinction, facts and norms, perspectivism, legal reform, Lon L. Fuller

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Law as a Second-Order Essentially Contested Concept

Jurisprudence, Forthcoming, Erasmus Working Paper Series on Jurisprudence and Socio-Legal Studies No. 16-001
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 24 May 2016
Wibren van der Burg
Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam
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Essentially contested concepts, Gallie, ideals, concept of law, second-order essentially contested concepts

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The Incorporation Problem in Interdisciplinary Legal Research, Part 2: Case Studies

Erasmus Law Review, Vol. 8, No. 3, 2015
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 20 Feb 2016
Sanne Taekema and Wibren van der Burg
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Erasmus School of Law and Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam
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Introduction: The Incorporation Problem in Interdisciplinary Legal Research. Part 1: Theoretical Discussions

Erasmus Law Review, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2015
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 02 Feb 2016
Sanne Taekema and Wibren van der Burg
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Erasmus School of Law and Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam
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What is Neutrality?

Ratio Juris, Vol. 27, Issue 4, pp. 496-515, 2014
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 28 Nov 2014
Roland Pierik and Wibren van der Burg
University of Amsterdam and Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam
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