Luís Duarte D'Almeida
luis.duarte.almeida AT ed.ac.uk
Luís Duarte d'Almeida was educated at Lisbon (BA, LLM) and at the University of Oxford (DPhil). He is currently a Chancellor’s Fellow in Law at the University of Edinburgh.
His main research areas are jurisprudence and the philosophical foundations of criminal law, but he is also interested in philosophical aspects of discrimination and in European Union Law.
His DPhil thesis developed a proof-based account of defeasible decision making in both the general field of judicial verdicts and the particular domain of accusations and liability ascriptions. Though still interested in defences and defeaters, Luís is currently engaged in a research project in general jurisprudence on the several puzzles and problems surrounding the notion of a (truth-apt) statement of law.
Recent and forthcoming publications include: ‘A Proof-Based Account of Legal Exceptions’, forthcoming in the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies (2013); ‘Legal Sex’, forthcoming in vol. 2 of Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Law (Oxford University Press, 2012); ‘ “O Call Me Not to Justify the Wrong”: Criminal Answerability and the Offence/Defence Distinction’ (2012) 6 Criminal Law and Philosophy 227-245; ‘Legal Statements and Normative Language’ (2011) 30 Law and Philosophy (2011) 167-199; and the forthcoming books ‘Kelsen Revisited. New Essays on the Pure Theory of Law’, co-edited with John Gardner and Leslie Green (Hart Publishing, 2013), and ‘Reading HLA Hart’s “The Concept of Law”’, co-edited with Andrea Dolcetti and James Edwards (Hart Publishing, 2013).