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Here you will find drafts of work-in-progress and pre-refereed versions of completed work (also known as preprints).

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Papers are usually removed from this page as soon as they appear in print but preprints may still be available on my publications page.

'The Twilight of Legality', my Irvine Lecture delivered at Cornell Law School in October 2015, now revised for possible publication in Waluchow and Sciaraffa (eds), Beyond the State. New version posted 25 January 2018.

'Doubts about Democratic Legitimacy', unedited text of a talk on Eric Heinze's Hate Speech and Democratic Citizenship (OUP 2016). No publication plans. Posted 19 January 2018.

'Causation in the Law', jointly written with Tony Honoré, a totally new version of his entry of the same name in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Currently under review by the SEP editors. Posted 13 December 2017.

'The Contractualization of Labour Law', draft contribution to Hugh Collins, Gillian Lester, and Virginia Mantouvalou (eds), Philosophical Foundations of Labour Law. Posted 20 November 2017.

'Discrimination: The Good, the Bad, and the Wrongful', for the Aristotelian Society (meeting on 30 October 2017). Posted 1 October 2017.

'Tort Law and its Theory', forthcoming in John Tasioulas (ed), The Cambridge Companion to the Philosophy of Law. Posted 23 May 2016.

'The Evil of Privatization', unedited text of a talk on Alon Harel's book Why Law Matters (OUP 2014). Posted 10 June 2014. Update 3 January 2017: now includes a postscript replying to comments at Jotwell by Bill Edmundson.