|Abstract||This paper argues that the primary task of legal theory should be to pursue the responsiveness of a legal system to the moral life of a community. However, the pursuit of such an aim cannot appeal merely or even dominantly to the short-term motivational structures of individuals - as is dominantly the case in contemporary legal theory. What is required, instead, is appeal to long-term learning structures. This paper introduces the notion of long-term learning structures by reference to the work of John Dewey. It supplements Dewey's account by reference to two further principles of moral education: first, developing the recognition of vulnerability, and second, fostering respect for difference. Having provided an account of moral education, the paper goes on to consider its relationship to the pursuit of a socially just legal system. The paper does so primarily by reference to the work of Philip Selznick and Roger Cotterrell, calling in essence for the revival of pedagogically-informed communitarian jurisprudence.|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Only published papers are available at libraries|
Similar books and articles
N. E. Simmonds (2007). Law as a Moral Idea. Oxford University Press.
Francis J. Schweigert (1999). Learning the Common Good: Principles of Community-Based Moral Education in Restorative Justice. Journal of Moral Education 28 (2):163-183.
Maksymilian T. Madelr, Breaking the Spell: The Education of Attention and Encounter in Law Schools and Law Firms.
Wojciech Sadurski (1984). Social Justice and Legal Justice. Law and Philosophy 3 (3):329 - 354.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads7 ( #142,281 of 722,774 )
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?