On the Moral Foundations of Legal Expressivism

9 Pages Posted: 23 Dec 2020

Date Written: January 1, 2001


Prof. Matthew Adler has argued that expressive harms should not be cognizable by the law. Adler’s consequentialism fails to account for the human need for recognition and the authoritative character of insults that emanate from the state.

Keywords: Expressivism, consequentialism, Rousseau, Hegel

JEL Classification: K10, K30

Suggested Citation

Koppelman, Andrew M., On the Moral Foundations of Legal Expressivism (January 1, 2001). Northwestern Public Law Research Paper , 60 Maryland L. Rev. 777 (2001), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3752976

Andrew M. Koppelman (Contact Author)

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