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    The Opposite Mirrors: An Essay on the Conventionalist Theory of Institutions.Eerik Lagerspetz - 1995 - Springer Verlag.
    How do social institutions exist? How do they direct our conduct? The Opposite Mirrors defends the thesis that the existence of institutions is a conventional matter. Ultimately they exist because we believe in their existence, and because they play a role in our practical reasoning. Human action necessarily has an unpredictable aspect; human institutions perform an important task by reducing uncertainty in our interactions. The author applies this thesis to the most important institutions: the law and the monetary system. In (...)
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    On the nature of social and institutional reality.Eerik Lagerspetz - 2003 - Jyvaskyla: SoPhi. Edited by Heikki Ikäheimo & Jussi Kotkavirta.
    What is the nature of the social reality? How do the major social institutions like money and law exist? What are the limits of individualistically-oriented social theories? These and related problems are intensely discussed in philosophy, in legal theory and in the methodology of social sciences. This collection brings together the different traditions of the contemporary discussions. It includes new and thought-provoking articles by John Searle, Margaret Gilbert, Ota Weinberg, Raimo Tuomela, Eerik Lagerspetz, Michael Quante, Maria Cristina Redondo and Paolo (...)
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    Ronald Dworkin on Communities and Obligations: A Critical Comment.Eerik Lagerspetz - 1999 - Ratio Juris 12 (1):108-115.
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    Rotuoppien metafysiikkaa.Sari Roman-Lagerspetz & Eerik Lagerspetz - 2017 - Ajatus 74 (1):141-172.
    ”Rotu” mielletään usein pelkästään biologiseksi käsitteeksi. Niinpä rasismista syytetyt toisinaan puolustautuvat julkisuudessa sanomalla, että he eivät ole biologisten rotuoppien kannattajia, vaan esimerkiksi vain kannattavat kulttuurien oikeutta olla erilaisia. Historiallisissa yhteyksissä menneiden aikojen ajattelijoita saatetaan puolustaa sillä, että he eivät olleet ainakaan biologisia rasisteja. Erottelun taustalla on olettamus, että biologiaa koskevat ja kulttuuria koskevat käsitykset voidaan ongelmattomasti erottaa toisistaan. Tämän esityksen yhtenä pyrkimyksenä on pohtia biologia vs. kulttuuri -erottelun merkitystä rotua koskevissa käsityksissä, ja problematisoida sitä. Tarkastelun aineistona käytetään 1800-luvun lopun ja (...)
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  5. A Conventionalist Theory of Institutions.Eerik Lagerspetz - 1993 - Law and Philosophy 12 (2):233-247.
     
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    Ad hominem arguments in practical argumentation.Eerik Lagerspetz - 1995 - Argumentation 9 (2):363-370.
    This paper is ultimately about the nature of argumentation in general and about the nature of practical argumentation in particular. (Practical argumentation is the form of argumentation which aims at answering the question: ‘What is to be done?’) The approach adopted here is an indirect one. I analyze one traditional form of argumentive fallacyargumentum ad hominem and try to show that in some argumentative situations it is an intuitively legitimate move. These intuitions can be explained if we accept that practical (...)
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    Kelsen on Democracy and Majority Decision.Eerik Lagerspetz - 2017 - Latest Issue of Archiv Fuer Rechts Und Sozialphilosphie 103 (2):155-179.
    This paper explicates some aspects of Hans Kelsen’s defence of democracy. Kelsen’s aim was to formulate a realistic normative alternative to the democratic ideal derived from Rousseau. He provided two, independent arguments for majoritarian democracy. First, the validity of majority principle could be derived from epistemological relativism. Second, majority principle maximized individual liberty. The latter argument is based on Kelsen’s own definition of liberty as a correspondence between an individual will and the ruling norms. This argument could be interpreted as (...)
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    Social Choice and Democratic Values - kirjan esittely.Eerik Lagerspetz - 2017 - Ajatus 74 (1):231-240.
    Kirjasymposio: Social Choice and Democratic Values – kirjan esittely.
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    A Conventionalist Theory of Institutions.Eerik Lagerspetz - 1989
  10. On the nature of social and institutional reality.Heikki Ikäheimo, Eerik Lagerspetz & Jussi Kotkavirta (eds.) - 2003 - Jyvaskyla: SoPhi.
    What is the nature of the social reality? How do the major social institutions like money or law exist? What are the limits of individualistically-oriented social theories?These and related problems are intensely discussed in philosophy, in legal theory and in the methodology of social sciences. This collection brings together the different traditions of the contemporary discussion. It includes thought-provoking articles by John Searle, Margaret Gilbert, Ota Weinberger, Raimo Tuomela, Eerik Lagerspetz, Michael Quante, Cristina Redondo and Paolo Comanducci. -/- ”Wonderful selection (...)
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  11. Analytical philosophy of institutions.Eerik Lagerspetz - 2003 - Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 80 (1):465-488.
    Finland is internationally known as one of the leading centers of twentieth century analytic philosophy. This volume offers for the first time an overall survey of the Finnish analytic school. The rise of this trend is illustrated by original articles of Edward Westermarck, Eino Kaila, Georg Henrik von Wright, and Jaakko Hintikka. Contributions of Finnish philosophers are then systematically discussed in the fields of logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of science, history of philosophy, ethics and social philosophy. Metaphilosophical reflections on (...)
     
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  12. Democracy and Paradox.Eerik Lagerspetz - 1993 - Rechtstheorie. Beiheft 15:181-190.
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    Democracy and the All-Affected Principle.Eerik Lagerspetz - 2015 - Res Cogitans 10 (1).
    The All-Affected Principle has an important status in recent theoretical discussions on democracy. According to the principle, all who are affected by a decision should have a right to participate into making it. The principle is supposed to ground the right or optimal boundaries of democratic decision-making units. This paper is basically a critique of the principle. In the first parts of the paper, the All-Affected Principle is distinguished from some related principles. However, even a more precise version of the (...)
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    Hegel and Hobbes on Institutions and Collective Actions.Eerik Lagerspetz - 2004 - Ratio Juris 17 (2):227-240.
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel is usually, and rightly, considered the foremost representative of the organistic conception of society. It is only natural to think that his view has nothing in common with the kind of individualistic outlook that dominates our legal and political thinking, and that I myself have tried to defend. I try to show why certain insights of Hegel are potentially important even for individualistic legal and political theories. First, I explicate some of the problems he struggled with, (...)
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    Hart's The Concept of Law as a Study in Social Philosophy.Eerik Lagerspetz - 2011 - Problema. Anuario de Filosofía y Teoria Del Derecho 1 (5):243-264.
    El concepto de derecho de H. L. A. Hart es un clásico moderno de la teoría jurídica. Pero también es relevante para la filosofía moral y social. En este artículo se argumenta que las críticas de Hart hacia Austin y Bentham, así como sus teorías sobre la naturaleza del derecho, la moral y la coerción, retoman una tradición de pensamiento iniciada por David Hume. Además, la filosofía social de Hart tiene implicaciones normativas interesantes. Este artículo se concentrará en un solo (...)
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    Individualism in Social Science: Forms and Limits of a Methodology.Eerik Lagerspetz & Rajeev Bhargava - 1994 - Philosophical Quarterly 44 (174):124.
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    John Searle's Social Ontology.Eerik Lagerspetz - 1999 - Analyse & Kritik 21 (2):231-236.
  18. John Searle's Social Ontology. Comment to John R. Searle "Social Ontology and the Philosophy of Society".Eerik Lagerspetz - 1999 - Analyse & Kritik 21 (2):231-236.
    The theory presented in John Searle's "The Construction of Social Reality" has a lot in common with the conventionalist view of institutions. Conventionalism, however, can explain how there can be institutional facts without pre-existing rules, and why people comply with institutional rules.
     
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    Kommentteja Aki Lehtiselle ja Kaisa Herneelle.Eerik Lagerspetz - 2017 - Ajatus 74 (1):295-312.
    Ajatuksen toimitus on ystävällisesti suonut minulle tilaisuuden vastata Aki Lehtisen ja Kaisa Herneen kirjoituksiin. Vaikka Lehtinen on radikaalimpi sosiaalisen valinnan teorian kriitikko kuin minä, hän on joiltakin osin sitoutunut teorian perusolettamuksiin minua tiukemmin. Käsittelen vastauksessani kolmea näistä. Lisäksi tuon esiin, miksi riippumattomuussääntöä koskevat jatkuvat erimielisyydet eivät nähdäkseni ole vakavin heikkous sosiaalisen valinnan teoriassa; kiistanalaisin peruskäsite on pikemminkin sosiaalisen preferenssi- eli paremmuusjärjestyksen käsite. Kommentoin myös lyhyesti Lehtisen tulkintaa utiliteettien maksimoimisesta. Kaisa Herne tarkastelee omassa esityksessään äänestyssääntöjen valintaa. John Lockea seuraten, päätöksentekijöiden velvollisuus (...)
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    Money as a social contract.Eerik Lagerspetz - 1984 - Theory and Decision 17 (1):1-9.
  21. Norms and sanctions.Eerik Lagerspetz - 1993 - In Risto Hilpinen, Olli Koistinen & Juha Räikkä (eds.), Good Reason: Essays Dedicated to Risto Hilpinen. Turun Yliopisto. pp. 200--49.
     
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    Social Choice and Democratic Values.Eerik Lagerspetz - 2016 - Cham: Imprint: Springer.
    This book offers a comprehensive overview and critique of the most important political and philosophical interpretations of the basic results of social choice, assessing their plausibility and seeking to identify the links between the theory of social choice and the more traditional issues of political theory and philosophy. In this regard, the author eschews a strong methodological commitment or technical formalism; the approach is instead based on the presentation of political facts and illustrated via numerous real-life examples. This allows the (...)
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    Tieteenfilosofian perusteita.Eerik Lagerspetz - 1981 - Turku: [Turun kauppakorkeakoulu].
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  24. The problem of the common good in democratic theory.Eerik Lagerspetz - 2007 - In José Rubio Carrecedo (ed.), Political Philosophy: New Proposals for New Questions: Proceedings of the 22nd Ivr World Congress, Granada 2005, Volume Ii = Filosofía Política: Nuevas Propuestas Para Nuevas Cuestiones. Franz Steiner Verlag.
  25. The problem of legislative intent.Eerik Lagerspetz - 2002 - In Georg Meggle (ed.), Social Facts and Collective Intentionality. Philosophische Forschung / Philosophical research. Dr. Hänsel-Hohenhausen. pp. 1--167.
     
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    Utilitarianism and Pareto principle: A comment.Eerik Lagerspetz - 1984 - Theory and Decision 16 (1):107-109.
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