Legal Positivism About the Artifact Law: A Retrospective Assessment
University of Chicago
November 16, 2016
L. Burazin et al. (eds.), LAW AS ARTIFACT (Oxford University Press, 2017)
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
Date posted: November 21, 2016