What is new?

A number of papers that were previously only unpublished drafts have been published.

The bibiographical data have been added.

Under 2004 the unpublished paper The possibility of legal logic was added.

New book

In (hopefully) March 2018, I will publish a book entitled Foundations and Building Blocks of Law.

This books presents and elaborates my work of the last decade on

- 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



Most likely, I will publish this book without the involvement of an international publisher.

The reason is that I find it important that the book will be priced reasonably. It should not only be affordable for libraries, but also for PhD-students and other people who are not rich.

Of course this means that I must take care of the publicity myself. If you are interested in the book and its future modest price, please send me an email message:

jaap.hage@maastrichtuniversity.nl

I will keep you updated as soon as the book appears.

Feel free to inform others about this upcoming book!