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Institutionalized Reason: The Jurisprudence of Robert Alexy

Matthias Klatt


This volume gathers leading figures from legal philosophy and constitutional theory to offer a critical examination of the work of Robert Alexy. The chapters explore the issues surrounding the complex relations between rights, law, and morality and reflect on Alexy's distinctive work on these issues. The focus across the chapters is on Alexy's main pre-occupations — his anti-positivist views on the nature of law, his approach to the nature of legal reasoning, and his understanding of constitutional rights as legal principles. In an extended response to the contributions in the volume, Alexy de ... More

Keywords: legal philosophy, constitutional theory, Robert Alexy, morality, anti-positivist views, nature of law, legal reasoning, constitutional rights, jurisprudence

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199582068
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582068.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthias Klatt, editor
Professor of Law at the University of Hamburg

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