What is new?

A number of papers that were previously only unpublished drafts have been published, notably:

Two kinds of normativity

Two concepts of Constitutive rules

The limited role of hermenutics in legal reasoning

Autonomy, reason and bias in contract law

The bibiographical data have been added.

New book

My new book entitled Foundations and Building Blocks of Law was published by Eleven International Publishing.

See Foundations and Building Blocks of Law

This books presents and elaborates my work of the last decade on basic legal and deontic concepts. It deals, amongst others, with:

- the nature, and the different kinds, of rules

- the nature and objectivity of different kinds of facts

- the meanings of facts (as opposed to words or sentences)

- normativity

- the ‘deontic furniture of the world’ (what many indiscriminately call ‘norms’)

- validity (both of sources and of rules)

- powers and competences (not the same)

- juridical acts (legal transactions)

- rights and the Hohfeldian concepts

- legal status

Those who are interested in buying a copy of the book, but cannot afford the official price, can contact the author at jaap.hage@maastrichtuniversity.nl