Vol 19 No 2 (2019)
Proceedings of the First Civil Law – Common Law Forum in Legal Theory

Foreword Methodology and Legal Theory

Andrea Dolcetti
Trinity College, Oxford
Jordi Ferrer Beltrán
Gerona University
Analisi e diritto, 2/2019
Published January 26, 2020


The following section includes articles based upon papers presented and discussed at the Civil Law – Common Law Forum in Legal Theory, which took place on 19-20 June 2019 at the University of Genoa, under the auspices of the Tarello Institute for Legal Philosophy.

Despite the breadth of methodological and theoretical issues discussed, all these articles share a commitment to the rational reconstruction of legal phenomena through the fundamental tools of analytical jurisprudence – most importantly, a focus on conceptual analysis, attention to the is-ought dichotomy, and an appreciation of the distinction between empirical and analytical propositions