Acts, Normative Formulations, and Defeasible Norms*

Ricardo Caracciolo

in The Logic of Legal Requirements

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199661640
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191745461 | DOI:
Acts, Normative Formulations, and Defeasible Norms*

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This chapter analyzes two conceptions of legal defeasibility, propounded by Carlos Alchourrón in his last works. It rejects the plausibility of one of them — the ‘dispositional account’ — which turns out to have some radically sceptical consequences for legal interpretation.

Keywords: legal defeasibility; Carlos Alchourrón; dispositional account

Chapter.  9036 words. 

Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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