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The Normativity of Law: Has the Dispositional Model Solved our Problem? - Andreas Vassiliou

History and the Law

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Thu 23 September 2021
15:00-16:30

The Edinburgh Legal Theory Research Group and the Edinburgh centre for legal Theory present


The Normativity of Law: Has the Dispositional Model Solved our Problem?

Andreas Vassiliou (Oxford)
 

About the speaker

Andreas is a DPhil Law candidate in Jurisprudence at Corpus Christi College. He is supervised by Prof. Nicolaos Stavropoulos and his studies are generously supported by the AHRC (OOC DTP) – Corpus Christi Cowley studentship.

The focus of his doctoral research is on the impact of legal rules on our normative reasons for action. His thesis challenges the exclusionary theory of rules, according to which rules give rise to a special kind of reasons, exclusionary reasons. It denies the validity of exclusionary reasons and develops an alternative theory of legal rules on the basis of ordinary reasons for action. It further examines the implications of this theory for the classic debate between positivists and interpretivists.

He is currently co-convenor of the Oxford Jurisprudence Discussion Group.  His interests concern philosophy of practical reason, general and special jurisprudence, constitutional theory, criminal law theory, and private law theory.

Prior to his current research, he read for his LLB and his LLM in Philosophy of Law at the University of Athens graduating from both with distinction and at the top of the class. He then moved to Oxford for his MJur and graduated with distinction. 

 

 

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