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JSI Seminar: Lawmativity

JSI Seminar: Lawmativity

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Explaining the normativity of law – how it guides action by giving reasons – is one of the central questions of general jurisprudence. It is also one of the topics on which there is least agreement. In the first half of the talk, Alex Horne offers a diagnosis as to why. Basically: the desiderata for a genuine and mutually satisfactory solution to the problem of law’s normativity cannot all be satisfied by one theory. In the second half of the talk, he articulates his partial solution to the problem and explains (i) which desiderata we should abandon and (ii) why the best – and complete – account of law’s normativity is therefore piecemeal.

About the speaker:

Alex Horne is a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge. He works on various topics in moral psychology, ethics, political philosophy, and jurisprudence.

Thursday 24 November 2022, 6-7.30pm AEDT

This event is being held an online and in-person at Sydney Law School. Please indicate your viewing preference when registering.


CPD Points: 1.5


This event is hosted by the Julius Stone Institute of Jurisprudence at The University of Sydney Law School. 

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Nov 24 2022


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Common Room, Level 4, Sydney Law School
New Law Building (F10), Eastern Avenue, The University of Sydney (Camperdown Campus)


Professional Learning & Community Engagement
02 9351 0248

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