Academic Publications in English, German, French and Turkish


  • ‘Pragmatist Reflective Equilibrium’
  • ‘Legal Philosophy as an Enrichment of Doctrinal Research Part II: Purposes’ (with Sanne Taekema)
  • ‘From Ethical Analysis to Legal Reform: Methodological Reflections on Ethical Transplants in Pluralist Contexts’


  • ‘Conceptual Theories of Law and the Challenges of Global Legal Pluralism: A Legal Interactionist Approach’ (in: Paul Schiff Berman (ed.) Oxford Handbook on Global Legal Pluralism, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2020, pp. 319-338.
  • ‘Social Change and the Accommodation of Religious Minorities in the Netherlands: New Diversity and Its Implications for Constitutional Rights and Principles’, Journal of Law, Religion and State, 8(2020)1, 1-33.  DOI: 10.1163/22124810-201900 (with Wouter de Been)
  • ‘Legal Philosophy as an Enrichment of Doctrinal Research Part I: Introducing Three Philosophical Methods’, Law and Method (2020), 1-20. doi: 10.5553/REM/.000046 (with Sanne Taekema)
  • ‘The Merits of Law. An Argumentative Framework for Evaluative Judgments and Normative Recommendations in Legal Research’, Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie 105(2019)1, 11-43.
  • ‘Law as a Second-Order Essentially Contested Concept’, Jurisprudence 8(2017)2, 230-256.
  • ‘The Need for Audacious Fully Armed Legal Scholars: Concluding Reflections’, in: S. Taekema, B. van Klink and W. de Been (eds.), Facts and Norms in Law. Interdisciplinary Reflections on Legal Method, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar 2016, 265-286.
  • ‘The Emerging Interactionist Paradigm and the Ideals of Democracy and Rule of Law’, in: B. van Klink, B. van Beers and L. Poort (eds.), Symbolic Legislation Theory and Developments in Biolaw, Dordrecht: Springer 2016 (Legisprudence Library), 37-53.
  • ‘Introduction: The Incorporation Problem in Interdisciplinary Legal Research Part 1: Theoretical Discussions’, Erasmus Law Review, 8(2015)2, 39-42. doi: 10.5553/ELR.000050, with S. Taekema.
  • ‘The Incorporation Problem in Interdisciplinary Legal Research, Part 2: Case Studies’, Erasmus Law Review, 8(2015)3, 79-80. doi: 10.5553/ELR.000056, with S. Taekema.
  • ‘The Work of Lon Fuller: A Promising Direction for Jurisprudence in the 21st Century’, University of Toronto Law Journal, 64(2014), 736-752.
  • ‘What Is Neutrality?’, Ratio Juris 27(2014)4, 496-515, with R. Pierik.
  • ‘Towards a Fruitful Cooperation between Legal Philosophy, Legal Sociology and Doctrinal Research: How Legal Interactionism May Bridge Unproductive Oppositions’, in: R. Nobles and D. Schiff (eds.) Law, Society and Community. Socio-Legal Essays in Honour of Roger Cotterrell, Farnham: Ashgate 2014, 129-145, with S. Taekema.
  • ‘Lon. L. Fuller’dan Yasa Koyuculara Dersler’ [‘Lon L. Fuller’s Lessons for Legislators’], Hukuk Kurami C. 1, S. 3, Mayis Haziran 2014, 58-64. (peer reviewed electronic journal).
  • ‘Inclusive Neutrality in the Classroom’, in: G. Lauwers, J. De Groof and P. De Hert (eds.), Islam in State-Funded Schools. Religion and the Public Law Framework. Itunes Store 2012, 180-190.
  • ‘The Neutral State and the Mandatory Crucifix’, Religion and Human Rights, 6(2011)3, 267-272, with R. Pierik.
  • ‘Law and Ethics. The Twin Disciplines’, in: B. van Klink and S. Taekema (eds.), Law and Method, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2011, 175-194.
  • ‘Essentially Ambiguous Concepts and the Fuller-Hart-Dworkin Debate’. Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie, 95(2009)3, 305-326.
  • ‘Developing a Liberal Protestant Ethics in a Pluralist and Dynamic World’, in: V. Küster (ed,), Reshaping Protestantism in a Global Context, Münster: LIT 2009, p. 145-153.
    • (abbreviated version of French article 2005)
  • ‘The Regulation of Professionals. Two Conflicting Perspectives’, Legisprudence 3(2009)2, 147-171.
    • (revised version of Dutch article 2009)
    • (reprint with minor revisions in: T. Jansen, G. van den Brink and J. Kole (eds.), Professional Pride. A Powerful Force, Amsterdam:  Boom 2010, 155-174.)
  • ‘Ideals in Law’, IVR Encyclopedia of Legal Theory, (2005), with S. Taekema.
  • ‘Pour une éthique protestante libérale dans un monde changeant et pluriel’, Revue de Theologie et de Philosophie, 137(2005), 193-209.
  • ‘The Irony of a Symbolic Crusade: The Debate on Opening Up Civil Marriage to Same-Sex Couples’, in: N. Zeegers, W. Witteveen and B. van Klink (eds.), Social and Symbolic Effects of Legislation Under the Rule of Law, Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press 2005, 245-275.
  • ‘The Role of Ideals in Legal Dynamics’, in: A. Soeteman (ed.), Pluralism and Law, Proceedings of the 20th IVR World Congress, Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie Beiheft 91, Stuttgart: Franz Steiner 2004, 28-33.
  • ‘Motivation by Ideal. In discussion with J. David Velleman’, Philosophical Explorations 7(2004)1, 91-98, with S. Taekema.
  • ‘Introduction’, in: Van der Burg, W. and S. Taekema (eds.), The Importance of Ideals: Debating Their Relevance in Law, Morality, and Politics, Bruxelles, etc.: Peter Lang 2004, 11-38, with S. Taekema.
  • ‘An Interactionist View on the Relation between Law and Morality’, in: W. van der Burg and S. Taekema (eds.), The Importance of Ideals: Debating Their Relevance in Law, Morality, and Politics, Bruxelles, etc: Peter Lang 2004, 197-218.
  • ‘Dynamic Ethics’, Journal of Value Inquiry 37(2003), 12-34.
  • ‘The WTO and Public Morals: Inspiration from the ECHR’, in: A. Vedder (ed.), The WTO and Concerns Regarding Animals and Nature, Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers 2003, 101-127.
  • ‘The Expressive and the Communicative Functions of Law’, Law and Philosophy, 20(2001)1, 31-59.
  • ‘Reflective Equilibrium as a Dynamic Process’, in: B. Petersson (ed.), Applied Ethics and Reflective Equilibrium, (Studies in Applied Ethics 8) Linköping: Centre for Applied Ethics 2000, 69-92.
  • ‘Legislation on Ethical Issues: Towards an Interactive Paradigm’, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 3(2000)1, 57-75, with F.W.A. Brom.
  • ‘The Morality of Aspiration: A Neglected Dimension of Law and Morality’, in: W.J. Witteveen and W. van der Burg (eds.), Rediscovering Fuller. Essays on Implicit Law and Institutional Design, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, (1999), 169-192.
  • ‘Two Models of Law and Morality’, Associations 3(1999)1, 61-82.
    • (translated in German as: ‘Zwei Modelle von Recht und Moral’, in: A. Bondolfi und S. Grotefeld (Hrsg.), Ethik und Gesetzgebung. Probleme – Lösungsversuche – Konzepte, Stuttgart, etc.: Kohlhammer 2000, 23-41.)
  • ‘Eine Verteidigung der Staatlichen Neutralität’, in: K.P. Rippe (Hrsg.), Angewandte Ethik in der pluralistischen Gesellschaft, Freiburg, CH: Freiburger Universitätsverlag 1999, 53-82, with F.W.A. Brom.
  • ‘Legislation on Ethical Issues: Towards an Interactive Paradigm’, in: Ethik und Gezetzgebung: Societas Ethica Jahresbericht 1998, Zürich: Societas Ethica, 158-173.
  • ‘Law and Bioethics’, in: P. Singer and H. Kuhse (eds.), A Companion to Bioethics, Oxford: Blackwell, (1998) 49-57.
    • (2009, revised, second edition), 56-64.
  • ‘Ideals and Ideal Theory: The Problem of Methodological Conservatism’, in: W. van der Burg and T. van Willigenburg (eds.), Reflective Equilibrium. Essays in Honour of Robert Heeger, Dordrecht/Boston/London: Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998, 89-99.
  • ‘Introduction’, in: W. van der Burg and T. van Willigenburg (eds.), Reflective Equilibrium. Essays in Honour of Robert Heeger, Dordrecht/Boston/London: Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998, 1-25, with T. van Willigenburg.
  • ‘Beliefs, Persons and Practices: Beyond Tolerance’, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 1(1998)2, 227-254.
  • ‘Slippery Slope Arguments’, in: R. Chadwick (ed.), International Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics, San Diego etc.: Academic Press 1998, 129-142;
    • (2012, revised, second edition, 122-133);
    • (reprinted in R. Chadwick (ed.), The Concise Encyclopedia of the Ethics of New Technologies, San Diego etc.: Academic Press 2001, 384-395.
  • ‘The Importance of Ideals’, Journal of Value Inquiry, 31(1997), 23-37.
  • ‘Bioethics and Law: A Developmental Perspective’, Bioethics 11(1997)2, 91-114.
    • (reprinted in M. Freeman (ed.), Ethics and Medical Decision-Making, Aldershot etc.: Dartmouth/Ashgate 2001, 45-68.)
  • ‘From Ethics to Law’, in: L. Rydén (ed.) Foundations of Sustainable Development: Ethics, law, culture and the physical limits, Uppsala: The Baltic University 1997, 27-31.
    • (also translated in Russian, Polish and Latvian)
  • ‘Legislation on Human Embryos: From Status Theories to Value Theories’, Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie 82(1996), 73-87.
  • ‘Reflections on Collective Rights and State Sovereignty’, in: T. van Willigenburg, F.R. Heeger and W. van der Burg (eds.), Nation, State and the Coexistence of Different Communities, Kampen: Kok Pharos 1995, 221-246.
  • ‘The Care of a Good Caregiver. Legal and Ethical Reflections on the Good Health Care Professional’, Cambridge Quarterly of Health Care Ethics, 3(1994)1, 38-48, with P. Ippel et al.
    • (revised translation of Dutch 1993 article)
  • ‘Critical Study of Douglas Walton, Slippery slope arguments’, Informal Logic, XV(1993)3, 221-229.
  • ‘Equality versus Religious Freedom’, Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie, 78(1992), 211-218.
  • ‘The Slippery Slope Argument’, Ethics 102(1991), 42-65.
    • (reprinted with three replies in The Journal of Clinical Ethics, 3(1992)4, 256-268.
    • (reprinted in abbreviated version in: E.-H.W. Kluge (ed.), Readings in Biomedical Ethics. A Canadian focus, Scarborough, Ont.: Prentice Hall Allyn and Bacon Ontario 1993, 383-400.)
  • ‘Jürgen Habermas on Law and Morality’, Theory, Culture, and Society, (1990), 105-111.
  • ‘Equality versus religious freedom: the controversial proposal for a law against discrimination’, Societas Ethica Jahresbericht 1990, 102-104. (abstract)
  • ‘The Myth of Civil Disobedience’, Praxis International, (1989), 287-304.
    • (unauthorized German translation and abbreviation as: ‘Für einen neuen Ansatz in der Debatte über Zivilen Ungehorsam’, in: W.-D. Narr, R. Roth and K. Vack (Hrsg.), Ziviler Ungehorsam. Traditionen, Konzepte, Erfahrungen, Perspektiven, Sensbachtal: Komitee für Grundrechte und Demokratie 1992, 57-76.)

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