Svein Eng

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Background

Svein Eng was born in Oslo, Norway, in 1955. In the years 1974–1982 he did university studies both in philosophy and in law, and he was awarded a degree in law (cand. jur.) at the University of Oslo in 1982. In the period 1982-1985, he held positions as a legal advisor in the Ministry of Justice and as a deputy judge. He returned to the University of Oslo in 1985, first as a research fellow (1985–1990), then as a lecturer in law (1991–1996). He was awarded a doctorate in law (dr. juris) in 1996, with a dissertation in legal philosophy (Norwegian edition 1998: U/enighetsanalyse – med særlig sikte på jus og allmenn rettsteori; English edition 2003: Analysis of Dis/agreement – with particular reference to Law and Legal Theory). In 1997, he was appointed Professor of the Philosophy of Law, marking the first appointment of an individual to a professorship in this field in the entire history of the University of Oslo.

Fields of research

  • Philosophy of law and related areas in general philosophy
  • Logic and computer languages (artificial intelligence)
  • Constitutional and administrative law
  • Contract law
  • Comparative studies on doctrines of the sources of law
  • Section for Philosophy of Law [in preparation]

For more detailed information and materials concerning Svein Eng’s research, publications and teaching, see www.sveng.no

Publications

  • Eng, Svein (2020). Rettskildelære og publikasjonspraksis. Lov og Rett. ISSN 0024-6980. 59(3), p. 141–148. doi: 10.18261/issn.1504-3061-2020-03-03. Full text in Research Archive
  • Eng, Svein (2020). "Rettskildelærens grunnlag": Problemstillingen og en hovedtese, Uten sammenligning. Festskrift til Eivind Smith 70 år. Fagbokforlaget. ISSN 978-82-450-3300-7. p. 193–239.
  • Eng, Svein (2016). Legal Philosophy in Norway in the 20th Century. In Pattaro, Enrico & Roversi, Corrado (Ed.), A Treatise of Legal Philosophy and General Jurisprudence. Vol. 12: Legal Philosophy in the Twentieth Century: The Civil Law World. Springer. ISSN 978-94-007-1478-6. p. 761–783. doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-1479-3_23.
  • Eng, Svein (2014). Why Reflective Equilibrium? III: Reflective Equilibrium as a Heuristic Tool. Ratio Juris. ISSN 0952-1917. 27(3), p. 440–459. doi: 10.1111/raju.12052.
  • Eng, Svein (2014). Why Reflective Equilibrium? II: Following Up on Rawls's Comparison of His Own Approach with a Kantian Approach. Ratio Juris. ISSN 0952-1917. 27(2), p. 288–310. doi: 10.1111/raju.12039.
  • Eng, Svein (2014). Why Reflective Equilibrium? I: Reflexivity of Justification. Ratio Juris. ISSN 0952-1917. 27(1), p. 138–154. doi: 10.1111/raju.12035.
  • Eng, Svein (2013). "Lovene spør ikke om beveggrunner" Ibsen og Kant om handlingsmotivasjon og rett. In Stub, Marius & Kraby, Ida Hjort (Ed.), Forsker og formidler. Festskrift til Erik Magnus Boe på 70-årsdagen 17. april 2013. Universitetsforlaget. ISSN 978-82-15-02201-7. p. 110–137.
  • Eng, Svein (2011). Lost in the System or Lost in Translation? The Exchanges between Hart and Ross. Ratio Juris. ISSN 0952-1917. 24(2), p. 194–246. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9337.2011.00482.x.
  • Eng, Svein (2009). Kant om rettens videreføring: borgernes lydighetsplikt og de styrendes reformplikt. In Leirfall, Anita & Sandmel, Thor (Ed.), Enhet i mangfold. Festskrift i anledning Johan Arnt Myrstads 60-årsdag. Unipub forlag. ISSN 9788230311790. p. 97–105.
  • Eng, Svein (2005). Fused Modality. An Integral Part of Lawyers' Form of Life. Ratio Juris. ISSN 0952-1917. 18(4), p. 429–433.
  • Eng, Svein & Skard Dokka, Trond (2004). Om studiet av tekster. In Ariansen, Per; Bostad, Inga; Mathisen, Steinar & Rabbås, Øyvind (Ed.), Tekster i filosofi- og vitenskapshistorie. Filosofisk Institutt ved Universitetet i Oslo. ISSN 82-91670-47-1. p. 1–18.
  • Eng, Svein & Skard Dokka, Trond (2003). Vitenskapelig rasjonalitet og studiet av tekster. In Asheim, Olav & Wiestad, Else I (Ed.), Filosofi og Vitenskapshistorie. Unipub - Universitetet i Oslo. ISSN 82-91670-43-9. p. 287–325.
  • Eng, Svein (2002). Legislative Inflation and the Quality of Law. In Wintgens, L (Eds.), Legisprudence: A New Theoretical Approach to Legislation. Hart Publishing. p. 65–80.
  • Eng, Svein (2000). Does the Doctrine of Precedent Apply to Judicial Arguments Concerning the Doctrine of Sources of Law? In Krawietz, Werner; Summers, Robert S.; Weinberger, Ota & Wright, Georg Henrik von (Ed.), The Reasonable as Rational? On Legal Argumentation and Justification. Duncker & Humblot. ISSN 978-3428092659. p. 483–502.
  • Eng, Svein (2000). Fusion of Descriptive and Normative Propositions. The concepts of 'Descriptive Proposition' and 'Normative Proposition' as Concepts of Degree. Ratio Juris. ISSN 0952-1917. 13(3), p. 236–260.
  • Eng, Svein (2000). The Doctrine of Precedent in English and Norwegian Law - Some Common and Specific Features. Scandinavian Studies in Law. ISSN 0085-5944. 39, p. 275–324.
  • Eng, Svein (1999). Criteria That Are Used In The Setting Up Of And Choice Between Descriptive Characterisations. Law and Philosophy. ISSN 0167-5249. 18, p. 475–495.
  • Eng, Svein (1997). Precedent in Norway. p. 189–217.
  • Eng, Svein & Summers, Robert S. (1997). Departures from Precedent. p. 519–530.
  • Eng, Svein (1997). Hidden Value-Choices in Legal Practice. In Aarnio, Aulis; Alexy, Robert & Bergholz, Gunnar (Ed.), Justice, Morality and Society. Juristförlaget. ISSN 91-544-2401-1. p. 123–145.
  • Eng, Svein (1997). Får prejudikatlæren anvendelse på domsargumenter vedrørende rettskildelæren? Tidsskrift for Rettsvitenskap. ISSN 0040-7143. p. 21–44.
  • Eng, Svein (1993). "Hva er en viljeserklæring?" - Er det logisk umulig at disposisjonsvilje er begrepsmessig kjennetegn ved privatrettslig disposisjon? Svensk Juristtidning. ISSN 0039-6591. p. 1–42.
  • Eng, Svein (1992). Teoristruktur og teorivalg. Tidsskrift for Rettsvitenskap. ISSN 0040-7143. p. 496–504.
  • Eng, Svein (1992). Plassering av offentlig kompetanse hos private - noen hensyn for og imot. Lov og Rett. ISSN 0024-6980. p. 544–551.
  • Eng, Svein (1991). Noen synspunkter på en teori om etikk, rett og erkjennelse. Tidsskrift for Rettsvitenskap. ISSN 0040-7143. p. 279–305.
  • Eng, Svein (1990). Sondringen mellom regler og retningslinjer. In Christie, Nils (Eds.), den urett som ikke rammer deg selv : festskrift til Anders Bratholm 70 år. Universitetsforlaget. ISSN 82-00-21011-1. p. 473–483.
  • Eng, Svein (1990). Begrepene 'kompetanse' og 'gyldighet' i juridisk argumentasjon. Tidsskrift for Rettsvitenskap. ISSN 0040-7143. p. 625–671.

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  • Eng, Svein (2022). Rettskildelærens grunnlag. Fagbokforlaget. ISBN 978-82-450-3720-3. 169 p.
  • Nguyen Duy, Iris; Bragdø-Ellenes, Sunniva Cristina; Backer, Inge Lorange; Eng, Svein & Rasch, Bjørn Erik (2020). Uten sammenligning. Festskrift til Eivind Smith 70 år. Fagbokforlaget. ISBN 978-82-450-3300-7. 713 p.
  • Eng, Svein (2007). Rettsfilosofi. Universitetsforlaget. ISBN 978-82-15-01176-9. 692 p.
  • Eng, Svein (2005). Rettsfilosofi -- Foreløpig utgave. Universitetsforlaget. ISBN 82-15-00964-6. 569 p.
  • Eng, Svein (2004). Forskersamfunn uten fagfellesskap? Opposisjon ved en doktordisputas [scientific community without common disciplines?]. Institutt for Offentlig rett. ISBN 82-8063-043-0. 108 p.
  • Eng, Svein (2003). Analysis of Dis/agreement - with particular reference to Law and Legal Theory. Kluwer Academic Publishers. ISBN 1-4020-1490-2. 610 p.
  • Eng, Svein (1998). U/enighetsanalyse - med særlig sikte på jus og allmenn rettsteori. Universitetsforlaget. ISBN 82-00-22921-1. 670 p.
  • Eng, Svein (1990). Notater i almenn rettsteori. Institutt for Offentlig Rett. ISBN 82-8063-043-0. 70 p.

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  • Eng, Svein (2020). Context or Concept? The Exchanges Between Kelsen and Ross on Valid Law and Efficacy.
  • Bragdø-Ellenes, Sunniva Cristina; Nguyen Duy, Iris; Backer, Inge Lorange; Eng, Svein & Rasch, Bjørn Erik (2020). Eivind Smith 70 år, Uten sammenligning. Festskrift til Eivind Smith 70 år. Fagbokforlaget. ISSN 978-82-450-3300-7. p. 7–9.
  • Eng, Svein (2019). Context or Concept? Kelsen and Ross on Valid Law and Efficacy.
  • Eng, Svein (2009). Begreper og begrepsdannelse i jus og rettsvitenskap.
  • Eng, Svein (2009). Some Kantian Concepts of Relevance in an Analysis of Kelsen's Basic Norm.
  • Eng, Svein (2009). Can the Doctrine of Precedent Serve as a Basis for the Doctrine of the Sources of Law?
  • Eng, Svein (2009). Lost in the System or Lost in Translation? The Discussion Between Hart and Ross.
  • Eng, Svein (2009). Begreper og begrepsdannelse i jus og rettsvitenskap.
  • Eng, Svein (2008). Begreper og begrepsdannelse i jus og rettsvitenskap.
  • Eng, Svein & Sibbern, Kai (2007). Verdibørsen: Om Rettsfilosofi.
  • Eng, Svein (2005). Law and Practice, Introduction. ARSP. Archiv für Rechts- und Socialphilosophie. ISSN 0001-2343. Beiheft 97.
  • Eng, Svein (2001). Tolking av traktater.
  • Eng, Svein (2001). Fusion of Descriptive and Normative Propositions.
  • Eng, Svein (2001). Legal Theory - «Hyphen Philosophy» or Theory Sui Generis?
  • Eng, Svein (2001). Why Reflective Equilibrium?
  • Eng, Svein (2000). Konkurrerende culpakriterier.
  • Eng, Svein (2015). Rettspositivismedebatt. Akademika forlag.

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