Martin Borowski (Hrsg.)

On the Nature of Legal Principles

Proceedings of the Special Workshop "The Principles Theory" held at the 23rd World Congress of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR), Kraków, 2007

Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie – Beihefte (ARSP-B)
Band 119

1st Edition 2010.
182 p. soft cover

€ 47,00

ISBN 978-3-515-09608-9


The principles theory, introduced by Ronald Dworkin and developed further by Robert Alexy, is at the centre of various debates in legal philosophy and legal theory. In the controversy over the concept of law, the argument from principles is advanced on behalf of a necessary connection between law and morality. In legal argumentation, the balancing of principles increasingly complements the classical methods of law application.