David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Ratio Juris 21 (4):453-480 (2008)
After a brief sketch of the history of philosophical pragmatism generally, and of legal pragmatism specifically (section 1), this paper develops a new, neo-classical legal pragmatism: a theory of law drawing in part on Holmes, but also on ideas from the classical pragmatist tradition in philosophy. Main themes are the "pluralistic universe" of law (section 2); the evolution of legal systems (section 3); the place of logic in the law (section 4); and the relation of law and morality (section 5).
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Brian E. Butler (2002). Legal Pragmatism: Banal or Beneficial as a Jurisprudential Position? Essays in Philosophy 3 (2):14.
Brian E. Butler (2004). Law's Image of Pragmatism-Another Legal Fiction. Contemporary Pragmatism 1 (1):151-157.
George P. Fletcher (1996). Basic Concepts of Legal Thought. Oxford University Press.
Roger Cotterrell (2000). Common Law Approaches to the Relationship Between Law and Morality. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 3 (1):9-26.
Hans Kelsen (1992). Introduction to the Problems of Legal Theory: A Translation of the First Edition of the Reine Rechtslehre or Pure Theory of Law. Oxford University Press.
Joseph Raz (1979). The Authority of Law: Essays on Law and Morality. Oxford University Press.
Brian Z. Tamanaha (1997). Realistic Socio-Legal Theory: Pragmatism and a Social Theory of Law. Oxford University Press.
Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco (2010). Objectivity in Law. Philosophy Compass 5 (3):240-249.
Susan Haack (2005). On Legal Pragmatism: Where Does 'the Path of the Law' Lead Us? American Journal of Jurisprudence 50 (1):71-105.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads50 ( #35,451 of 1,101,890 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #91,837 of 1,101,890 )
How can I increase my downloads?