‘Ought implies Can’ and the law

Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 61 (4):370-393 (2018)
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In this paper, we investigate the ‘ought implies can’ thesis, focusing on explanations and interpretations of OIC, with a view to clarifying its uses and relevance to legal philosophy. We first review various issues concerning the semantics and pragmatics of OIC; then we consider how OIC may be incorporated in Hartian and Kelsenian theories of the law. Along the way we also propose a taxonomy of OIC-related claims.

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Guglielmo Feis
Università degli Studi di Milano
Chris Fox
University of Essex

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