9780198298144

The Practice of Principle In Defence of a Pragmatist Approach to Legal Theory

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    9780198298144

  • ISBN10:

    0198298145

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-06-21
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

Jules Coleman, one of the world's leading philosophers of law, here presents his most mature work so far on substantive issues in legal theory and the appropriate methodology for legal theorizing. In doing so, he takes on the views of highly respected contemporaries such as Brian Leiter, Stephen Perry, and Ronald Dworkin.

Table of Contents

Introduction xiii
Part One: Tort Law and Corrective Justice 1(64)
The Pragmatic Method
3(10)
Bilateralism
13(12)
Function and Explanation
25(16)
Consilience
41(13)
Holism and Explanation
54(11)
Part Two: The Possibility and Normativity of Law 65(84)
Guidance and Compliance
67(7)
The Conventionality Thesis
74(29)
Inclusive Legal Positivism
103(17)
Authority and Reason
120(17)
Practical Difference
137(12)
Part Three: The Methodology of Jurisprudence 149(70)
Legal Content, Social Facts, and Interpretive Practice
151(28)
Normativity and Naturalism
179(40)
Index 219

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