What are Principles, and Do They Exist?
16 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2013
Date Written: June 10, 2013
In this paper I distinguish principles from rules and standards and ask if there are norms that fit this description. I conclude that these may be moral principles but that there are no legal principles. Accounts of law such as Dworkin’s and Alexy’s, in which legal principles play a role, are thus vitiated.
Keywords: principles, rules, standards
JEL Classification: K10, K39
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