Robin Bradley Kar

University of Illinois College of Law

Professor of Law and Philosophy & Walter Schaefer Visiting Professor of Law

504 E. Pennsylvania Avenue

Champaign, IL 61820

United States

http://www.law.uiuc.edu/faculty-admin/directory/RobinKar

University of Chicago

Walter V. Schaefer Visiting Professor of Law

1101 East 58th Street

Chicago, IL 60637

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (25)

1.

The Deep Structure of Law and Morality

Texas Law Review, Vol. 84, p. 877, 2006
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 20 Mar 2006 Last Revised: 21 May 2016
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 1,898 (5,116)
Citation 2

Abstract:

bounded rationality, behavioral economics, law and economics, evolution, law, morality, obligaton, game theory, psychology, jurisprudence, philosophy, theory, moral psychology, obligation, hart, commitment, deontology, social contract, deep structure, chomsky, universal grammar, punishment

2.

Western Legal Prehistory: Reconstructing the Hidden Origins of Western Law and Civilization

Illinois Law Review, Vol. 2012, p. 101, 2012
Number of pages: 204 Posted: 14 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 26 May 2016
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law
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3.

Hart's Response to Exclusive Legal Positivism

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 95, p. 393, 2007
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 07 Feb 2007 Last Revised: 21 May 2016
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 1,493 (7,992)

Abstract:

Hart, Raz, Shapiro, Second Person, Practical Difference Thesis, Reason, Obligation, Jurisprudence, Philosophy, Internal Point of View, Analytic, Darwall, Coleman, Dworkin, positivism, inclusive legal positivism, exclusive legal positivism, internal point of view, exclusionary reasons, second-person

4.

On the Origins of Western Law and Western Civilization (in the Indus Valley)

Illinois Public Law Research Paper No. 10-16
Number of pages: 105 Posted: 20 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 19 Aug 2014
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 908 (18,773)

Abstract:

legal origin, western law, western civilization, east, west, orientalism, indus, harappan, rule of law, development, comparative, legal history, indo-european, evolution of law, christianity, druid, brahman, celt, prehistory, berman, edward said, roman law, india, iran, linguistics, social structure

5.

The Psychological Foundations of Human Rights

Oxford Handbook of International Human Rights (2013)
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 22 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 02 Jun 2016
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 450 (33,236)

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human rights, rights, psychology, moral psychology, universal moral grammar, in group, out group, dehumanization, international law, Mikhail, Chomsky, Rawls, social contract, cooperation, game theory, evolutionary psychology, justice, globalization, meta-ethics, internal point of view, Hart, Hohfeld

6.

The Second-Person Standpoint and the Law

Illinois Public Law Research Paper No. 10-19
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 05 May 2010 Last Revised: 12 Mar 2011
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 330 (65,156)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Second-person, philosophy, economics, rational actor, homo economicus, darwall, practical reason, social contract, utilitarianism, consequentialism, Scanlon, Korsgaard, obligation, Raz, exclusionary reason, Hart, legal authority, legitimacy, political theory, private law, political philosophy

7.

Contract Law and the Second-Person Standpoint: Why Efficiency-Maximization Principles Can Neither Explain Nor Justify the Expectation Damages Remedy

Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Vol. 40, No. 4, 2007 (Symposium on the Second-Person Standpoint and the Law)
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 17 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 27 May 2016
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law
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Citation 1

Abstract:

efficiency, economics, expectation damages, contract, market, efficient breach, second person, contractualism, social contract, public, private, remedies, welfare, jurisprudence, philosophy, darwall

8.

On the Prospects of a Naturalized Jurisprudence: Review of Brian Leiter, Naturalizing Jurisprudence

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2009
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 02 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 12 Jun 2016
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 290 (79,266)

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Leiter, Naturalized Jurisprudence, Quine, Adjudication, Dworkin, Hart, Jurisprudence, Philosophy, Legal Realism, Meta-Ethics, Objectivity, Legal Positivism, Raz, Coleman, Natural Law, epistemology, methodology, conceptual analysis, a priori, naturalistic turn, naturalism, naturalistic, moral realism

9.

On the Proto-Indo-European Language of the Indus Valley Civilization (and Its Implications for Western Prehistory)

The Sindhu-Sarasvati Civilization: New Perspectives (Essays in Honor of Dr. S.R. Rao) (2014)
Posted: 06 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 06 Aug 2014
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law
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10.

The Challenge of Boilerplate

Jotwell: Jurisprudence (2013), Illinois Public Law Research Paper No. 14-8
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 23 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 02 Jun 2016
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 253 (44,342)

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boilerplate, radin, contract, efficiency, consumer, protection, unconscionability, contract of adhesion, market, coase, efficiency, reliance, democracy, jurisprudence, theory, normative

11.

The Two Faces of Morality: How Evolutionary Theory Can Both Vindicate and Debunk Morality (with a Special Nod to the Growing Importance of Law)

NOMOS vol. LII: EVOLUTION AND MORALITY (NYU Press 2012)
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 09 May 2011 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2016
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law
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12.

On Marmor's Philosophy of Law

Law and Philosophy, Vol. 31, No. 3, 2012
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 22 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 06 Aug 2014
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 232 (91,331)

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marmor, legal positivism, exclusive legal positivism, convention, interpretation, Dworkin, Raz, Shapiro, Coleman, Waluchow, fictionalism, games, jurisprudence, philosophy of law, nature of law, analytic jurisprudence

13.

The Second-Person Standpoint and the Law: Symposium Introduction

Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Vol. 40, No. 4, 2007 (Symposium on the Second-Person Standpoint and the Law)
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 22 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 12 Jun 2016
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 224 (102,370)
Citation 1

Abstract:

second person, second person standpoint, Darwall, contractualism, law and economics, efficiency, contract, tort, criminal law

14.

Legal Analysis and the Perversions of Theory

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 106, p. 2685, 1997
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 17 Sep 2006 Last Revised: 07 Jun 2016
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 197 (112,994)

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Unger, critical legal studies, Dworkin, Scalia, interpretation, construction, strict construction, originalism, theory, judicial activism, judicial review, meaning, democracy, democratic theory

15.

Race and the Law in the Genomic Age: A Problem for Equal Treatment Under the Law

The Oxford Handbook on Law and Technology, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 14 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 12 Jun 2016
Robin Bradley Kar and John Lindo
University of Illinois College of Law and University of Chicago Department of Human Genetics
Downloads 108 (138,008)

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race, genetics, genomics, wade, racism, folk biology, evolutionary psychology, equal protection, affirmative action, evolution, unconscious racism, implicit bias, inequality, in-group, out-group, biology, population genetics, y-haplogroup

16.

Outcasting, Globalization, and the Emergence of International Law

Yale Law Journal On-Line, Vol. 121, p. 411, 2012
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 15 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 02 Jan 2012
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 104 (188,146)

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Outcasting, International Law, Evolution, Obligation, Emergence, Hathaway, Shapiro, Hart, Internal Point of View, Deep Structure, Universal Grammar, Jurisprudence, Philosophy, Meta-Ethics, Social Structure, Cooperation, Psychology, Obligata, Development

17.

The Emerging New Life of Contract Law Studies: A Review of Ben-Shahar and Schneider's More than You Wanted to Know and a Methodological Plea to the Field

One-Line Symposium on Contracts Profs Blog, 2014
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 12 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 12 Jun 2016
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 57 (258,048)

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behavioral economics, law and economics, empowerment, contract, Ben-Shahar, Schneider, more than you wanted to know, consumer, consumer protection, social, welfare, disclosure, mandatory disclosure, rational actor

18.

The Art of Promise and Power of Contract

JOTWELL: Jurisprudence (2016), University of Illinois College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-29
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 20 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 20 Jul 2016
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law
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contract, promise, jurisprudence, autonomy, Kimel, empowerment, contract as empowerment, expectation damages, remedies, contract theory, Kant, strict liability, personal relationships, relational contract, Mcaulay

19.

Reply to Michael Ramsey on the Garland Affair

University of Illinois College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-28
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 16 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 20 Jul 2016
Robin Bradley Kar and Jason Mazzone
University of Illinois College of Law and University of Illinois College of Law
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Garland, Scalia, Obama, Appointment, Vacancy, Supreme Court, Confirmation, Politicization, Grassley, McConnell, separation of powers, presidential power, executive power, advice, consent, advice and consent, whelan

20.

Reply to Ed Whelan on the Garland Affair

The National Review, Forthcoming, University of Illinois College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-27
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 14 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 20 Jul 2016
Robin Bradley Kar and Jason Mazzone
University of Illinois College of Law and University of Illinois College of Law
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Garland, Scalia, Obama, Appointment, Vacancy, Supreme Court, Confirmation, Politicization, Grassley, McConnell, separation of powers, presidential power, executive power, advice, consent, advice and consent, whelan

21.

Contract as Empowerment

Chicago Law Review, Vol. 82, 2016, University of Illinois College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-22
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 29 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 16 Jun 2016
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law
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contract, empowerment, efficient breach, economics, consideration, promise, jurisprudence, market, exchange, contratualism, social contract, regulation, interpretation

22.

The Garland Affair: What History and the Constitution Really Say About President Obama's Powers to Appoint a Replacement for Justice Scalia

NYU Law Review: On-Line Features (2016)
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 22 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 01 Jun 2016
Robin Bradley Kar and Jason Mazzone
University of Illinois College of Law and University of Illinois College of Law
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Scalia, Garland, Obama, Supreme Court, Vacancy, Appointment, Democrat, Republican, Fortas, Confirmation, Hearing, Constitution, Separation of Powers, Court, Judicial Activism, Originalism, Nominee, Nomination, Clerk

23.

Against Marriage Essentialism: A Legal Grounding for Obergefell and Same-Sex Marriage

University of Illinois Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 27 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 13 Jun 2016
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law
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Obergefell, same-sex, homosexuality, marriage, marriage equality, religion, traditional marriage, christianity, discrimination, equality, liberty, religious freedom, religious liberty, sex, sexuality, reproduction, family, child welfare, children

24.

The Evolutionary Game Theoretic Foundations of Law

Law and Social Inquiry, 2016
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 08 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2016
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law
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Schauer, McAdams, expressive theory, sanctions, jurisprudence, Hart, internal point of view, evolution, game theory, evolutionary game theory, analytic jurisprudence, sanctions, coercion, coordination, psychology, moral psychology, obligata, nature of law, behavioral economics

25.

Evolution, Biolegal History, and the Deep Structure of Law

Gruter Institute Squaw Valley Conference 2009: Law, Behavior & the Brain
Posted: 15 May 2009
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law

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