The 'Normative Force of the Factual': A Positivist's Panegyric

Bersier/Bezemek/Schauer (eds), The Normative Force of the Factual, Springer Law and Philosophy Library, 2018

20 Pages Posted: 10 Oct 2018

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Christoph Bezemek

University of Graz, Faculty of Law, Institute of Public Law and Political Science

Date Written: June 12, 2018

Abstract

Georg Jellinek’s concept of a ‘Normative Force of the Factual’ offers a powerful explanation as to how normality and normativity interrelate. This essay discusses the problems underlying the transition from fact to norm and shows how this phenomenon may be aligned with Kelsensenian positivist theory; notwithstanding the strict separation of “Is” and “Ought” essential to it.

Keywords: Normative Force of the Factual, Is-Ought-Fallacy, Normativity, Normality

Suggested Citation

Bezemek, Christoph, The 'Normative Force of the Factual': A Positivist's Panegyric (June 12, 2018). Bersier/Bezemek/Schauer (eds), The Normative Force of the Factual, Springer Law and Philosophy Library, 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3242888 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3242888

Christoph Bezemek (Contact Author)

University of Graz, Faculty of Law, Institute of Public Law and Political Science ( email )

Universitaetsstrasse 15 / FE
A-8010 Graz, 8010
Austria

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