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On Law and Logic*

Carlos E. Alchourrn

in The Logic of Legal Requirements

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199661640
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191745461 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661640.003.0003
On Law and Logic*

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This chapter presents a treatment of the pragmatic defeasibility of legal conditionals that has proved to be an outstanding contribution to the examination of the sources of legal indeterminacy. It discusses the Master System, the legal conception that stems from an explicit formulation of rules designed guide actions that should or can be done. In legal history the Master System conception is naturally associated with the various codification movements, as well as with their successes and their failures. It is also associated with the rationalistic natural law school of the eighteenth century.

Keywords: legal conditionals; legal indeterminacy; defeasibility; legal system

Chapter.  8736 words. 

Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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