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  • Rights: Concepts and Contexts (Bix, ed.) (Ashgate Publishing, 2012)
  • Autonomy and Rights: The Moral Foundations of Liberalism (Oxford University Press, 2008)

Chapters of Books or Articles within Books

  • “A Risk Theory of Exploitation” in The Philosophic Foundations of Labor Law (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2017)
  • “Derechos Humanos” (In spanish) in Diccionario de Justicia (with Juan Carlos Pereda Failache et al.) (Sage Publications, 2016)
  • “Modern Constitutionalism and Social Values” in Fundamental Rights: Justification and Interpretation p.75 (Kenneth Einar Himma, and Bojan Spaic, eds.) (2016)
  • “The Moral Asymmetry between Acts and Omissions” in Legal, Moral, and Metaphysical Truths: The Philosophy of Michael Moore (Ferzan, and Morse, eds.) (Oxford University Press, 2016)
  • “The Theory of Constitutional Review” in Constitutional Review and Democracy (Jovanovic, ed.) (Eleven International Publishing, forthcoming 2015)
  • “Autonomy” in The Routledge Companion to Social and Political Philosophy (D'Agostino, and Gaus, eds.) (Routledge, 2013)
  • The MMTS Analysis of Causation” in Perspectives on Causation (Goldberg, ed.) (Hart Publishing, 2011)
  • “A Smithian Theory of Public Reason” in The Market Society and Its Morality - 250 Years of Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments (Petri, and Zöller, eds.) (Bayreuth, 2010)
  • Legal Fictionalism and the Economics of Normativity ” in Theoretical Foundations of Law and Economics (White, ed.) (Cambridge University Press, 2009)
  • “Is the Will Theory of Rights Superseded by the Hybrid Theory?” in Law: Metaphysics, Meaning, and Objectivity (Villanueva, ed.) (Rodopi Philosophical Studies, 2007)
  • “Business, Government, and Law” in A New Economic History of Argentina (della Paolera, and Taylor, eds.) (Cambridge University Press, 2004)
  • “Book Review of "The Representative Claim" by Michael Saward” in Perspectives on Politics (Oxford University Press, forthcoming )
  • “Philosophy and Law and Economics” in The Methodology of Law Economics (Ulen, ed.) (Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming )
  • “The Constitutional Jury as Guardian of the Constitution” in The Neutral Third Party in Conflict Resolution (Elster, and Przeworski, eds.) (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming )

Journal Articles

  • “Decisional Nonconsequentialism and the Risk Sensitivity of Obligation” in 32 Social Philosophy & Policy (2016)
  • “Hume's Theory of Justice” in 5 Rationality, Markets and Morals 47 (2014)
  • “The Reflective Nature of Moral Rights” in 2 Metodo. International Studies in Phenomenology and Philosophy 35 (2014)
  • “The Forgotten Roberto Vacca” in 14 Revista Argentina de Teoría Jurídica (2013)
  • “The Irrelevance of Ideal Morality to International Law” in Philosophy of Law and General Theory of Law (2013)
  • Four Conceptions of Freedom” in 38 Political Theory 780 (2010)
  • Value Pluralism and the Two Concepts of Rights” in 46 San Diego Law Review 819 (2010)
  • Don't Cry for Me Argentina: Economic Crises and the Restructuring of Financial Property” in 14 Fordham Journal of Banking and Financial Law 771 (2009)
  • The Right to a Constitutional Jury” in 3 Legisprudence 111 (2009)
  • Constitutional Transplants and the Mutation Effect” in 83 Chicago-Kent Law Review 129 (2008)
  • “A Contractarian Approach to Unconscionability” in 81 Chicago-Kent Law Review 96 (2006)
  • Philosophical Foundations of Labor Law” in 33 Florida State University Law Review 1119 (2006)
  • “Promises, Commitments, and the Foundations of Contract Law” in 81 Chicago-Kent Law Review 3 (2006)
  • “Fairness and Welfare from a Comparative Law Perspective” in 79 Chicago-Kent Law Review 521 (2004)
  • “Law and Economics and Legal Scholarship” in 79 Chicago-Kent Law Review 345 (2004)
  • “The Future of Legal Science in Civil Law Jurisdictions” in 65 Louisiana Law Review 255 (2004)
  • Judicial Review, Rights, and Democracy” in 22 Law and Philosophy 285 (2003)
  • “Rights, Equality, and Liberty” in 4 The Journal of Ethics 166 (with Pincione) (1999)
  • “An Outline of a Theory Justifying Intellectual Property Rights” in 11 European Intellectual Property Review 8 (1989)


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