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The metaphysics of statehood

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posted on 01.08.2018, 00:00 authored by David TanDavid Tan
This paper considers the connections between the Statehood/recognition debate in international law and social ontology. I aim to show that certain theories of social ontology, which I call Groupjective Internalism, can be used to defend Constitutive Theories of Statehood. Among philosophers whom I consider committed to Groupjective Internalism are major figures in the field: Searle, Gilbert and Tuomela. This is an interesting result as Constitutive Theories are generally looked upon with suspicion in international law.

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Journal

Canadian journal of law and jurisprudence

Volume

31

Issue

2

Pagination

403 - 429

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Location

Cambridge, Eng.

ISSN

0841-8209

Language

English

Publication classification

C Journal article; C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2018, Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence

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