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E. Philip Soper

James V. Campbell Professor of Law
Member of University of Michigan Law School Faculty 1973-


Publications

Forthcoming | Books | Book Chapters | Journal Articles | Reviews
Other Publications | Reprints | Works in Progress & Working Papers

Books

  • The Ethics of Deference: Learning from Law's Morals. Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Law. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2002.
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  • A Theory of Law. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press, 1984.
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Book Chapters

  • "Legal Theory and the Claim of Authority." In The Duty to Obey the Law: Selected Philosophical Readings, edited by W. A. Edmundson, 213-42. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 1999.
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  • "Law's Normative Claims." In The Autonomy of Law: Essays on Legal Positivism, edited by R. P. George. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996.
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  • "Legal Theory and the Obligation of a Judge: The Hart/Dworkin Dispute." In Ronald Dworkin and Contemporary Jurisprudence, edited by M. Cohen. Totowa, N.J.: Rowman & Allenheld, 1984.
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  • "Taking Issues." In Ethics and the Environment, edited by D. Scherer and T. Attig. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1983.
  • "The Constitutional Framework of Environmental Law." In Federal Environmental Law, edited by E. L. Dolgin and T. G. P. Guilbert, 20-125. St. Paul, Minn.: West, 1974.
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Journal Articles

  • "On the Relation Between Form and Substance in Law." Ratio Juris 20, no. 1 (2007): 56-65.
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  • "In Defense of Classical Natural Law in Legal Theory: Why Unjust Law is No Law at All." Canadian J. L. & Juris. 20, no. 1 (2007): 201-23.
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  • "Why Theories of Law Have Little or Nothing to Do with Judicial Restraint." U. Colo. L. Rev. 74, no. 4 (2003): 1379-407.
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  • "Two Puzzles from the Postscript." Legal Theory 4, no. 3 (1998): 359-80.
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  • "Another Look at the Crito." Am. J. Juris. 41 (1996): 103-32.
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  • "Some Natural Confusions about Natural Law." Mich. L. Rev. 90 (1992): 2393-423.
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  • "Legal Theory and the Claim of Authority." Phil. & Pub. Aff. 18 (1989): 209-37.
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  • "Making Sense of Modern Jurisprudence: The Paradox of Positivism and the Challenge for Natural Law." Creighton L. Rev. 22 (1988): 67-88.
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  • "Choosing a Legal Theory on Moral Grounds." Soc. Phil. & Pol'y 4, no. 1 (1986): 31-48.
  • "Alternative Methodologies in Contemporary Jurisprudence: Comments on Dworkin." J. Legal Educ. 36 (1986): 488-91.
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  • "The Moral Value of Law." Mich. L. Rev. 84 (1985): 63-86.
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  • "Legal Theory and the Obligation to Obey." Ga. L. Rev. 18 (1984): 891-909.
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  • "On the Relevance of Philosophy to Law: Reflections on Ackerman's Private Property and the Constitution." Colum. L. Rev. 79 (1979): 44-65.
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  • "Metaphors and Models of Law: The Judge as Priest." Mich. L. Rev. 75 (1977): 1196-213.
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  • "Legal Theory and the Obligation of a Judge: The Hart/Dworkin Dispute." Mich. L. Rev. 75 (1977): 473-519.
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Reviews

  • Review of Epistemic Uncertainty and Legal Theory, by B. Burge-Hendrix. Canadian J. L. & Juris. 23, no. 1 (2010): 249-53.
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  • "Searching for Positivism." Review of Inclusive Legal Positivism, by W. J. Waluchow. Mich. L. Rev. 94, no. 6 (1996): 1739-57.
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  • "Legal Systems, Normative Systems, and the Paradoxes of Positivism." Review of Norm and Nature: The Movements of Legal Thought, by R. Shiner. Canadian J. L. & Juris. 8, no. 2 (1995): 363-76.
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  • "Dworkin's Domain." Review of Law's Empire, by R. M. Dworkin. Harv. L. Rev. 100 (1987): 1166-86.
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  • "Legal Theory and the Problem of Definition." Review of Natural Law and Natural Rights, by J. Finnis. U. Chi. L. Rev. 50 (1983): 1170-200.
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  • Review of Knowledge and Politics, by R. M. Unger. Mich. L. Rev. 75 (1977): 1539-52.
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Reprints (Articles and other publications reprinted in full and Law Quadrangle)

  • "The Ethics of Deference." Law Quad. Notes 44, no. 3 (2001): 14-5. (Excerpted from the proposed text of his forthcoming work The Ethics of Deference. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press.)
Forthcoming | Books | Book Chapters | Journal Articles | Reviews
Other Publications | Reprints | Works in Progress & Working Papers

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