Oxford Journal of Legal Studies
24 Pages Posted: 28 Nov 2021
Date Written: November 26, 2021
In this essay I consider Kenneth Einar Himma’s argument, made most forcefully and fully in Coercion and the Nature of Law (Oxford University Press, 2020), that law is necessarily coercive. While casting doubt on Himma’s framing of the issues as well as on his specific claims in support of that conclusion, I suggest some alternate avenues for arguing that law is a coercive institution.
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