Robin Bradley Kar

University of Illinois College of Law

Professor of Law and Philosophy

504 E. Pennsylvania Avenue

Champaign, IL 61820

United States

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

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1.

Contract as Empowerment

Chicago Law Review, Vol. 82, p. 759, 2016
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 29 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 10 Dec 2017
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

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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 2,198 (6,075)
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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

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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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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 1,650 (9,833)
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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

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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 the Archaeologist Dr. S.R. Rao) (2014)
Number of pages: 90 Posted: 11 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 24 Nov 2017
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 1,099 (18,653)

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indus, indo-european, proto-indo-european, aryan, invasion, out of india, witzel, prehistory, bactria, nichols, linguistic prehistory, language, proto-indo-european, hardpan

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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, Vol. 91, p. 53, On-Line Features (2016)
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 22 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 24 Nov 2017
Robin Bradley Kar and Jason Mazzone
University of Illinois College of Law and University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 1,057 (19,749)

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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

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Pseudo-Contract & Shared Meaning Analysis

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 132, 2019
Number of pages: 85 Posted: 25 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 21 Mar 2018
Robin Bradley Kar and Margaret Jane Radin
University of Illinois College of Law and University of Toronto - Faculty of Law
Downloads 738 (32,983)

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Boilerplate, Pseudo-Contract, Arbitration, Grice, Contract, Interpretation, Objective Theory, Cooperation, Market, Paradigm Slip, Clickwrap, Online, Contract of Adhesion, Speaker Meaning, Sentence Meaning, Shared Meaning, ISDA, Pari Passu, High-End Boilerplate, Deception, Consumer

8.

The Psychological Foundations of Human Rights

The Oxford Handbook of International Human Rights, p. 104 (ed., Dinah Shelton, 2013)
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 22 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 24 Nov 2017
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law
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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

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The Challenge of Boilerplate

Jotwell (Sep. 3, 2013)
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 23 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 24 Nov 2017
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law
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boilerplate, radin, contract, efficiency, consumer, protection, unconscionability, contract of adhesion, market, coase, efficiency, reliance, democracy, jurisprudence, theory, normative

10.

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 387 (75,156)

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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

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

Symposium on Stephen Darwall's Second-Person Standpoint and the Law, Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Vol. 40, No. 4 (2007)
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 17 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 24 Nov 2017
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law
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efficiency, economics, expectation damages, contract, market, efficient breach, second person, contractualism, social contract, public, private, remedies, welfare, jurisprudence, philosophy, darwall

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

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (July 31, 2009)
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 02 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 24 Nov 2017
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law
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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

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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
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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

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

Evolution and Morality, NOMOS vol. LII, p. 31 (eds., James E. Fleming & Sanford Levinson, NYU Press 2012)
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 09 May 2011 Last Revised: 24 Nov 2017
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law
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Pseudo-Contract and Shared Meaning Analysis

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 132, No. 4, p. 1135 (2019)
Number of pages: 85 Posted: 20 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2019
Robin Bradley Kar and Margaret Jane Radin
University of Illinois College of Law and University of Toronto - Faculty of Law
Downloads 258 (117,510)

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boilerplate, pseudo-contract, arbitration, grice, contract, interpretation, objective theory, cooperation, market, paradigm slip, clickwrap, online, contract of adhesion, speaker meaning, sentence meaning, shared meaning, ISDA, pari passu, high-end boilerplate, deception, consumer

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The Second-Person Standpoint and the Law: Symposium Introduction

Symposium on Stephen Darwall's Second-Person Standpoint and the Law, Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Vol. 40, No. 4 (2007)
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 22 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 24 Nov 2017
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 249 (121,901)

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

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Transformational Marriage: How to End the Culture Wars Over Same-Sex Marriage

The Contested Place of Religion in Family Life (Cambridge University Press 2018) (Robin Fretwell Wilson, ed.), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 10 Oct 2017
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law
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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
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Unger, critical legal studies, Dworkin, Scalia, interpretation, construction, strict construction, originalism, theory, judicial activism, judicial review, meaning, democracy, democratic theory

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

The Oxford Handbook on Law, Regulation, and Technology, p. 874 (eds. Roger Brownsword, Eloise Scotford and Karen Yeung, 2017)
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 14 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 24 Nov 2017
Robin Bradley Kar and John Lindo
University of Illinois College of Law and University of Chicago Department of Human Genetics
Downloads 197 (152,928)

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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

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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
Downloads 181 (165,260)

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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

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Trump as the First Deal-Maker-In-Chief: Promise and Perils of the Model

2017 University of Illinois Law Review Online: Trump 100 Days
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 10 May 2017
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 135 (211,618)

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trump, democracy, corruption, russia, collusion, 100, 100 days, GOP, art of the deal, deal, deal-making, healthcare, treason, muslim, muslim ban, comey, FBI, investigation, 2016, presidential election, money laundering, Flynn, Manafort, Mensch, Art of the Deal, Gorsuch, Supreme Court, free speech

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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
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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

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

2016 University of Illinois Law Review 1581
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 27 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 10 May 2017
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

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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

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Compendium of Key Terms Used in Pseudo-Contract & Shared Meaning Analysis

Number of pages: 2 Posted: 27 Feb 2018
Robin Bradley Kar and Margaret Jane Radin
University of Illinois College of Law and University of Toronto - Faculty of Law
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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

Symposium on Omri Ben-Shahar & Carl E Schneider, More Than You Wanted to Know, Contracts Profs Blog (2014)
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 12 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 24 Nov 2017
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law
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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

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Formal Argument that Contract Meaning Depends on Linguistic Cooperation

University of Illinois College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-20
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 27 Feb 2018
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law
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contract, interpretation, pragmatics, shared meaning, boilerplate, pseudo-contract, objective, subjective, conditional, linguistics, language

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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

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Transformational Marriage: The Religious Case for Supporting Same-Sex Marriage

The Contested Place of Religion in Family Life, p. 375, 2018 (Cambridge University Press) (ed., Robin Fretwell Wilson), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 12 Dec 2017
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law
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masterpiece, LGBT, same-sex marriage, LGBT, religious liberty, free speech

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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: 22 Nov 2017
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

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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: 22 Nov 2017
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law

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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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