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RIBEIRO, Gonçalo de Almeida. Between Legality and Anarchy: A Comment on Larry Alexander”s Essay on Law and Politics. e-Pública [online]. 2018, vol.5, n.3, pp.13-21. ISSN 2183-184X.

Larry Alexander argues that first-order reasoning tells us both that we need rules to be followed and that we should not follow rules. Herein lies “the gap”, a problem that he finds intractable. I argue that the problem is real but also manageable, and offer reasons to resist an extreme form of legal skepticism.

Keywords : Rules; Legal Indeterminacy; First-order reasoning; Second-order reasoning; Regularity.

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