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45 And one might say that only if it turns out that the best natural law theory yields the thesis that law’s existence is a matter of some merits being realized in law will there be any tension between legal positivism and the natural law view as I have characterized it, even if in some sense law’s existence conditions depend on facts about right reason. It is true that it does not follow simply from the weak natural law thesis and the employment of hypothetical necessity arguments that law must exhibit any merits of the following sorts: being a rational standard, being just, being authoritative, and so forth.
22 Consider assertions, for example. There are various conditions that one has to meet in order to perform an assertion at all, at least under standard conditions: one has to be speaking a language, to get the words out, be able to be recognized as in a context in which speech acts can be of the asserting kind, and so forth. These are to be distinguished from non-defectiveness conditions—for example, truth and justiﬁcation—that may fail to be met in a given case of genuine assertion. The explanation for the success conditions being in place for there to be an assertion at all, regardless of what the would-be asserter thinks—one can be massively confused about whether one has made any assertions—is that such failures would count as not even being the right kind of thing to be able to do the job of representing to someone the world as it is, as being doomed to egregious inability to perform the ofﬁce of assertions.