Ralf Poscher

Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg

Prof. Dr.

Freiburg, 79098

Germany

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Ambiguity and Vagueness in Legal Interpretation

OXFORD HANDBOOK ON LANGUAGE AND LAW, Lawrence Solan & Peter Tiersma, eds., Oxford University Press, 2011
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 31 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 30 Jan 2011
Ralf Poscher
Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
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Vagueness, Ambiguity, Interpretation, Law, Indeterminacy, Sorites Paradox, Supervaluation, Borderline Cases

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The Principle Theory: How Many Theories and What is Their Merit?

INSTITUTIONALIZING REASON. PERSPECTIVES ON THE LEGAL PHILOSOPHY OF ROBERT ALEXY, M. Klatt, ed., New York: Oxford University Press, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 29 May 2009 Last Revised: 07 Feb 2015
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Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
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Robert Alexy, Ronald Dworkin, Josef Esser, legal principles, fundamental rights, principle theory, legal theory, constitutional law, balancing, subsumption, theory of argumentation, theory of adjudication, impartiality

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Hermeneutics, Jurisprudence and Law

Jeff Malpas and Hans-Helmuth Gander (eds.), Routledge Companion to Philosophical Hermeneutics (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 13 Feb 2014
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Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
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legal interpretation, legal construction, rule following, hermeneutics, textualism, originalism, Friedrich Karl von Savigny, Francis Lieber, Emilio Betti, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Paul Ricoeur, Ronald Dworkin, Michael Moore

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The Hand of Midas: When Concepts Turn Legal or Deflating the Hart-Dworkin Debate

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 17 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 14 Feb 2014
Ralf Poscher
Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
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Legal Theory, Positivism, Hart-Dworkin Debate, Law and Morality, Adjudication

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Why We Argue About the Law: An Agonistic Account of Legal Disagreement

Tomasz Gizbert-Studnicki/Adam Dyrda/Pawel Banas (eds.), Metaphilosophy of Law, Hart Publishing, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 Feb 2016
Ralf Poscher
Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
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legal disagreement, one right answer theories, Dworkin, Moore, Habermas

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The Hermeneutical Character of Legal Construction

Simone Glanert and Fabien Girard (eds), Law’s Hermeneutics: Other Investigations (London: Routledge, 2016).
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 06 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 08 Aug 2016
Ralf Poscher
Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
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legal interpretation, legal construction, hermeneutics, legislative intent, rule of law, law and truth, Gadamer, Dworkin, Kelsen,

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The Hermeneutics of Law: An Analytical Model for a Complex General Account

Forthcoming in: Michael Forster/Kristin Gjesdal (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Hermeneutics, CUP
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 05 Jun 2017
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Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
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Barthes, Betti, Davidson, Gadamer, Grice, Hart, Heidegger, Kant, Kelsen, Kripke, Lieber, Savigny, Wittgenstein, legal interpretation, legal construction, discretion, association, significance, rule-following, easy cases, hard cases, intentionalism, originalism, semantic meaning, pragmatic meaning

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Interpretation and Rule Following in Law. The Complexity of Easy Cases

in: Tomasz Gizbert-Studnicki, Krzysztof Płeszka, Michał Araszkiewicz, Paweł Banas (ed.), Problems of Normativity, Rules and Rule Following, Springer (Law and Philosophy Library, vol. 111), 2015, pp.281-294.
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 21 May 2014 Last Revised: 07 Feb 2015
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Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
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easy cases, rule following, legal interpretation, understanding, legal positivism, legal construction, Hart, Fuller, rule following

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Theory of a Phantom: The Principles Theory's Futile Quest for its Object

in: Alexy’s Theory of Law, J. A. de Oliveira / S. L. Paulson /A. T. G. Trivisonno (ARSP-Beiheft 144), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 08 Feb 2015
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Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
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Robert Alexy, Ronald Dworkin, legal rules, legal principles, fundamental rights, principles theory, legal theory, constitutional law, balancing, subsumption, optimization

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The Normative Construction of Legislative Intent

Droit & Philosophie, Annuaire de l‘ Institut Michel Villey, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 31 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 19 Dec 2016
Ralf Poscher
Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
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Group Agency, Collective Intentionality, Legal Construction, Legal Interpretation, Legal Hermeneutics, Hermeneutics, Grice, Davidson, Raz

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The Common Error in Theories of Adjudication: An Inferentialist Argument for a Doctrinal Conception

Janet Giltrow/Dieter Stein (eds.), The Pragmatic Turn in Law. Inference and Interpretation in Legal Discourse, Mouton 2017, pp. 307-334, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 25 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 01 Feb 2017
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Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
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hard cases, adjudication, Hart, Kelsen, Dworkin, Geny, Ehrlich, legal realism, critical legal studies, naturalism, Luhmann, Weber, Brandom, inferentialism, Lewis, free-law-movement

The Ultimate Force of the Law: On the Essence and Precariousness of the Monopoly on Legitimate Force

Ratio Juris, Vol. 27, Issue 3, 2016, pp. 311-322
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 10 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 27 Oct 2016
Ralf Poscher
Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
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Max Weber, Spinoza, Second Amendment, theory of the state, constitutional theory

The Ultimate Force of the Law: On the Essence and Precariousness of the Monopoly on Legitimate Force

Ratio Juris, Vol. 29, Issue 3, pp. 311-322, 2016
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 09 Aug 2016
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Insights, Errors and Self-Misconceptions of the Theory of Principles

Ratio Juris, Vol. 22, Issue 4, pp. 425-454, December 2009
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 17 Nov 2009
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Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
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