Past Visitor

Carel E. Smith

Affiliation
Social Science
Field of Study
Law and Philosophy
From 9/2017 – 7/2018:

Carel Smith’s project challenges the dominant approach in legal theory to frame legal reasoning as a rule-based activity. By mobilizing metaphor theory and speech act theory, he critically examines the role of rules and standards in legal adjudication and exposes the pivotal role of exemplars in legal reasoning, such as subsumption and weighing and balancing.

Dates at IAS
Visitor
  • Social Science
9/20177/2018
Degrees
Leiden University Ph.D., 1998
Appointments
Leiden University 1991–2011 assistent professor