Jules Coleman

The Rockefeller University
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    'Law'
    Legal Theory 9 (1): 1-41. 2003.
    We explore the relationship between jurisprudential theories pertaining to the nature of law and semantic and metasemantic theories pertaining to the meaning of ‘law’ in the wake of Dworkin’s notorious Semantic Sting argument in Law’s Empire (HUP 1986). Along the way we delineate various aspects of the semantic and metasemantic underpinnings of ‘law’ as an artifact term and advance the general methodological point that jurisprudential inquiry is only negligibly constrained by the findings of sem…Read more
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    Justice in Immigration (edited book)
    with Warren F. Schwartz, Warren A. Schwartz, and Gerald Postema
    Cambridge University Press. 1995.
    An interdisciplinary study of the fundamental normative issues underpinning immigration policy.
  • Methodology
    In Jules Coleman & Scott J. Shapiro (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law, Oxford University Press. 2002.
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    Beyond Inclusive Legal Positivism &ast
    Ratio Juris 22 (3): 359-394. 2009.
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    A Theory of Strict Liability (review)
    Philosophical Review 92 (4): 613-617. 1983.
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    Philosophy of Law (edited book)
    with Joel Feinberg and Hyman Gross
    Dickenson Pub. Co.. 1975.
    This leading anthology contains legal cases and essays written by the best scholars in legal philosophy, representing all major points of view on central topics in philosophy of law. This classic text is distinguished by its clarity, readability, balance of topics, balance of substantive positions on controversial questions, topical relevance, imaginative use of cases and stories, and the inclusion of only lightly-edited or untouched classics. This revision is marked by inclusion of many article…Read more
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    Readings in the Philosophy of Law (edited book)
    Routledge. 1999.
    An extraordinary collection of the finest essays in the core areas of legal philosophy, _Readings in Philosophy of_ _Law_ is a perfect introduction to the breadth of issues covered in the philosophy of law. The essays are all classic papers chosen as much for their clarity of thought and comprehensiveness as for their distinctiveness and importance to the subject matters of legal philosophy. This collection is ideal for the professional as well as the student, as it brings together classic essay…Read more
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    US Senate is considering legislation designed to immunize small businesses from lawsuits brought by customers alleging to have been infected with COVID-19 while on the premises. The legislation seeks to subsidize reopening small businesses by reducing their vulnerability to liability. I argue that the legislation produces worse public health outcomes than existing liability regimes, obliterates claims to redress supported by corrective justice, and unfairly burdens victims by forcing them to b…Read more
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    The Oxford Handbook of Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law (edited book)
    with Scott J. Shapiro
    Oxford University Press UK. 2002.
    One of the first volumes in the new series of prestigious Oxford Handbooks, The Oxford Handbook of Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law brings together specially commissioned essays by twenty-six of the foremost legal theorists currently writing, to provide a state of the art overview of jurisprudential scholarship.
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    Jules Coleman, one of the world's leading philosophers of law, here presents his most mature work so far on substantive issues in legal theory and the appropriate methodology for legal theorizing. In doing so, he takes on the views of highly respected contemporaries such as Brian Leiter, Stephen Perry, and Ronald Dworkin.
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    Jules Coleman, one of the world's most influential philosophers of law, here expounds his recent views on a range of important issues in legal theory. Coleman offers for the first time an explicit account of the pragmatist method that has long informed his work, and takes on the views of highly respected contemporaries such as Ronald Dworkin and Joseph Raz.
  • Tort Law and Tort Theory: Preliminary Reflections on Method
    In Gerald J. Postema (ed.), Philosophy and the Law of Torts, Cambridge University Press. pp. 183. 2001.
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    The Oxford Handbook of Jurisprudence & Philosophy of Law (edited book)
    with Scott Shapiro
    Oxford University Press. 2002.
    One of the first volumes in the new series of prestigious Oxford Handbooks, The Oxford Handbook of Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law brings together specially commissioned essays by twenty-six of the foremost legal theorists currently writing, to provide a state of the art overview of jurisprudential scholarship.
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    Blameworthiness and Time
    Legal Theory 18 (2): 101-137. 2012.
    Reactive emotion accounts hold that blameworthiness should be analyzed in terms of the familiar reactive emotions. However, despite the attractions of such views, we are not persuaded that blameworthiness is ultimately a matter of correctly felt reactive emotion. In this paper, we draw attention to a range of little-discussed considerations involving the moral significance of the passage of time that drive a wedge between blameworthiness and the reactive emotions: the appropriateness of the reac…Read more
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    Joel Feinberg, 1926-2004
    Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 78 (5). 2005.
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    Justice in Settlements
    with Charles Silver
    Social Philosophy and Policy 4 (1): 102. 1986.
    INTRODUCTION In any society relatively few disputes are brought to judges for resolution. Most are handled informally or forgotten. Fewer still are cases that go to trial. Most are settled. Compromises are reached even in cases where issues are hotly contested and where millions or billions of dollars in damages are claimed. Recently, for example, one of the most controversial lawsuits of our time, the Agent Orange case, was settled. In that case, veterans of the Vietnam War, their spouses, and …Read more
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    In Harm's Way: Essays in Honor of Joel Feinberg (edited book)
    Cambridge University Press. 1994.
    For several decades the work of Joel Feinberg has been the most influential in legal, political and social philosophy in the English-speaking world. This 1994 volume honours that body of work by presenting fifteen essays, many of them by leading legal and political philosophers, that explore the problems that have engaged Feinberg over the years. Amongst the topics covered are issues of autonomy, responsibility and liability. It will be a collection of interest to anyone working in moral, legal …Read more