Lars Lindahl

Professor emeritus, Docent in theoretical philosophy (Uppsala), Professor emeritus of jurisprudence (Lund)

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities


  • jurisprudence, legal philosophy, theoretical philosophy, law and logic


In his dissertation "Position and Change: A Study in Law and Logic" (Uppsala University 1977), Lindahl developed the logician Stig Kanger's system of types of rights to what is now known as the Kanger Lindahl theory of normative positions. In other works he has treated inter alia the theory of concept formation in the law (with a special view to legal concepts as intermediaries in legal rules), the theory of conflicts of norms in the law, and the theory of weighing and balancing in the law. With his colleague David Reidhav he has recently written a paper on legal power ("competence), submitted for publication. He is presently finishing a many years' philosophical work on the logical analysis of the concept "importance". 

Recent research outputs

Lars Lindahl, 2019 May, Juridiska grundbegrepp: En vänbok till David Reidhav. Dahlman, C. & Wahlberg, L. (eds.). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, p. 297-322 25 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Lars Lindahl & David Reidhav, 2017 Jun 2, In : Ratio Juris. 30, 2, p. 158-185 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lars Lindahl & David Reidhav, 2015, Logic in the theory and practice of lawmaking. Araszkiewicz, M. & Pleszka, K. (eds.). Springer, p. 49-95

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

View All (18)