Systematic Implications of Norm Individuation

Freiburg Lectures on Staatswissenschaft and Philosophy of Law

  • Date: Oct 30, 2024
  • Time: 06:15 PM - 08:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Prof. Dr. David Duarte (University of Lisbon)
  • David Duarte is a professor at the University of Lisbon where he teaches legal theory, fundamental rights, and administrative law. The bulk of his academic research also focuses on these subjects. He is a founder of the Lisbon Legal Theory Group and a member of various scientific organizations, journals, and reviewer boards (i.e., Associación de Filosofía del Derecho para el Mundo Latino, Archiwum Filozofii Prawa I Filozofii Społecznej, Eudaimonia, Analisi i Diritto, Doxa, Ratio Juris, and Hart Publishing).
  • Location: Freiburg/Germany (MPI-CSL or University)
  • Host: Department of Political Science and Philosophy of Law at the University of Freiburg in cooperation with the MPI-CSL
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– The abstract will be available in late summer. –

The most recent publications of Prof. Duarte include:

  1. Right as Formal Combinations of Normative Variables. Revus. Journal for Constitutional Theory and Philosophy of Law. 51. 1-62 (2023);
  2. Conceptual Norms: Contrasting Theories. Isonomia. 58. 32-56 (2023);
  3. The Expression of Norms as a Speech Act: Assessing the Explanatory Power of Theories of Interpretation (with Pedro Moniz Lopes). International Journal for the Semiotics of Law. 36. 2. 599-628 (2023);
  4. Inference to the Best Explanation in Legal Science; On Balancing Contrastive Hypotheses. Metatheory of Law: Essays on the Methods of Jurisprudence and Legal Science. Edited by Mathieu Carpentier. New York: Wiley. 329-357 (2022);
  5. From Constitutional Discretion to the Positivist Weight Formula. Proportionality, Balancing, and Rights: Robert Alexy's Theory of Constitutional Rights. Edited by Jan Sieckmann. Cham: Springer. 21-73 (2021);
  6. Legal Science: The Demarcation Problem and the Perimeter of «Good Science». Legal Interpretation and Scientific Knowledge. Edited by David Duarte, Pedro Moniz Lopes and Jorge Silva Sampaio. Cham: Springer. 211-251 (2019).
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