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Theorizing areas of law: a taxonomy of special jurisprudence

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This paper provides a taxonomy of the different kinds of theory that may be offered of an area of law. We distinguish two basic types of philosophical accounts in special jurisprudence: non-normative accounts and normative accounts. Section II explains the two central subspecies of non-normative accounts of areas of law: (i) conceptual and ontological theories and (ii) reason-tracking causal theories. Section III explores normative theories of areas of law. Normative accounts sub-divide into ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1017/S1352325222000192

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Law
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Author
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0000-0003-3661-4832
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Law
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
Legal Theory More from this journal
Volume:
28
Issue:
4
Pages:
325 - 351
Publication date:
2023-01-04
Acceptance date:
2022-10-31
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EISSN:
1469-8048
ISSN:
1352-3252
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English
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1288175
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pubs:1288175
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2022-11-01

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