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Legal Positivism About the Artifact Law: A Retrospective Assessment


Brian Leiter


University of Chicago

November 16, 2016

L. Burazin et al. (eds.), LAW AS ARTIFACT (Oxford University Press, 2017)

Abstract:     
This paper defends legal positivism against the backdrop of the assumption that law is an artifact, not a natural kind, and that it is an artifact whose nature does not depend on the intentions of a creator. I argue that even within the constraint imposed by the metaphysics of what law is, positivism satisfies the most important theoretical desiderata, including locating law within a naturalistic worldview.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 36

Keywords: legal positivism, artifact, naturalism, Leslie Green, Luka Burazin


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Date posted: November 21, 2016  

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Leiter, Brian, Legal Positivism About the Artifact Law: A Retrospective Assessment (November 16, 2016). L. Burazin et al. (eds.), LAW AS ARTIFACT (Oxford University Press, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2870877

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