Norm Propositions Defended

Ratio Juris 4 (3):367-373 (1991)
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Abstract.The author replies to some semantic and epistemic criticisms of the concept of norm proposition. The author's contention is that though some, many, or most norm formulations are uncertain or indefinite with respect to their validity or interpretations, insofar as at least some norms with definite content definitely belong to the legal order, the concept of norm proposition can be maintained to be sound. Three such cases are singled out. Finally the author argues for a consensus theory of legal order focusing on the concept of valid norm conceived either as a norm accepted or as a norm to be accepted by the legal community.*

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Ilkka Niiniluoto
University of Helsinki

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Deontic logic.Paul McNamara - 2010 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

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