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    Hart and Putnam on Rules and Paradigms: A Reply to Stavropoulos
    International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 31 (1): 53-77. 2018.
    Near the end of the last century, some legal philosophers adapted the so called causal theories of reference to solve internal problems in legal theory. Among those philosophers, Nicos Stavropoulos adjusted Hilary Putnam’s semantic externalism claiming it as a better philosophical view than legal positivism defended by Herbert Hart. According to him, what determines the correct application of a legal rule must be determined by the objects themselves. In that case, what determines the reference o…Read more