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    Robert S. Summers (1999). Formal Legal Truth and Substantive Truth in Judicial Fact-Finding -- Their Justified Divergence in Some Particular Cases. Law and Philosophy 18 (5):497 - 511.
    Truth is a fundamental objective of adjudicative processes; ideally, substantive as distinct from formal legal truth. But problems of evidence, for example, may frustrate finding of substantive truth; other values may lead to exclusions of probative evidence, e.g., for the sake of fairness. Jury nullification and jury equity. Limits of time, and definitiveness of decision, require allocation of burden of proof. Degree of truth-formality is variable within a system and across systems.
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    Robert S. Summers (1963). Logic in the Law. Mind 72 (286):254-258.
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    Robert S. Summers (1993). A Formal Theory of the Rule of Law. Ratio Juris 6 (2):127-142.
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    Robert S. Summers (1962). H. L. A. Hart on Justice. Journal of Philosophy 59 (18):497-500.
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    Robert S. Summers (2009). D. Neil MacCormick: Remarkable Friend, Colleague, Scholar, and Political Figure. Ratio Juris 22 (3):421-424.
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    Robert S. Summers (2006). Form and Function in a Legal System: A General Study. Cambridge University Press.
    This book addresses three major questions about law and legal systems: (1) What are the defining and organizing forms of legal institutions, legal rules, interpretive methodologies, and other legal phenomena? (2) How does frontal and systematic focus on these forms advance understanding of such phenomena? (3) What credit should the functions of forms have when such phenomena serve policy and related purposes, rule of law values, and fundamental political values such as democracy, liberty, and justice? This is the first book (...)
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    Robert S. Summers (1984). Lon L. Fuller. Stanford University Press.
    ... four most important American legal theorists of the last hundred years. Of the others, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Roscoe Pound, and Karl N. Llewellyn, ...
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    Robert S. Summers (1963). `Is' and `Ought' in Legal Philosophy. Philosophical Quarterly 13 (51):157-161.
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    Robert S. Summers (1988). The Ideal Socio-Legal Order. Its "Rule of Law" Dimension. Ratio Juris 1 (2):154-161.
    . The author aims at defining the borderlines of the concept “rule of law.” This has been often inflated to encompass several dimensions of an ideal legal order. The author on the contrary believes that the “rule of law” ought to be a “thin” ideal. As a matter of fact, when the “rule of law” signifies almost any dimension of an ideal legal order, it comes to stand for nothing essential in particular. Deflation is then advocated for the rehabilitation of (...)
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    Robert S. Summers (1971). More Essays in Legal Philosophy. Berkeley,University of California Press.
    Notes on Criticism in Legal Philosophy ROBERT S. SUMMERS I. INTRODUCTION Legal philosophers criticize and evaluate as well as originate and expound. ...
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    Robert S. Summers (1968). Essays in Legal Philosophy. Berkeley, University of California.
    Introduction Ihe name of George Lewis first became known to me when I began to listen to traditional jazz bands, primarily Ken Colyer's, in England in the ...
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    Robert S. Summers (1982). Working Conceptions of “the Law”. Law and Philosophy 1 (2):263 - 289.
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    Robert S. Summers (1982). Reply to Mr Mackie. Law and Philosophy 1 (2):303 - 314.
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    Robert S. Summers (2005). On Giving Legal Form Its Due. A Study in Legal Theory. Ratio Juris 18 (2):129-143.
    The four theses of this paper are: that an appropriate organizational form is used to design, define, and organize a functional unit of a legal system, that the functional units of a legal system, contrary to the emphasis in Hart and Kelsen, consist of far more than rules, and include institutions, interpretive and other methodologies, sanctions and remedies, and more, that frontal and systematic study of the forms of these units is a major avenue for advancing understanding of them as (...)
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    Robert S. Summers (2007). Comments on the Comments. Ratio Juris 20 (1):66-76.
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    Robert S. Summers (1981). Pragmatic Instrumentalism in Twentieth Century American Legal Thought a Syntheshesis and Critique of Our Dominant General Theory About Law and its Use. Cornell Law Association.
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    Robert S. Summers & Samuel I. Shuman (1966). Legal Positivism: Its Scope and Limitations. Philosophical Quarterly 16 (62):88.
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    Robert S. Summers, A Note on Symbolic Logic and the Law.
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    Robert S. Summers (2003). Geoffrey Marshall: In Memoriam. Ratio Juris 16 (4):525-529.
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    Robert S. Summers, On Identifying and Reconstructing a General Legal Theory – Some Thoughts Prompted by Professor Moore's Critique.
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    Robert S. Summers, Legal Institutions in Professor H.L.A. Hart's Concept of Law.
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    Robert S. Summers (1995). The Juristic Study of Law's Formal Character. Ratio Juris 8 (3):237-247.
    .The author summarizes the essential elements of a general theory he is developing which he calls “The Formal Character of Law.” He explains that law's formal character is a potentially major branch of legal theory that is still relatively unexplored. In his view, it is possible to identify formal attributes in legal rules, other basic legal constructs such as interpretive method, the principles of stare decisis, legal reasons, and legislative and adjudicative processes, and a legal system viewed as a whole. (...)
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    P. S. Atiyah & Robert S. Summers (1987). Form and Substance in Anglo-American Law a Comparative Study of Legal Reasoning, Legal Theory, and Legal Institutions. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
     
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    Robert S. Summers (2001). The Place of Form in the Fundamentals of Law. Ratio Juris 14 (1):106-129.
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    Robert S. Summers (2000). Essays in Legal Theory.
     
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    Werner Krawietz, Neil MacCormick, G. H. von Wright & Robert S. Summers (eds.) (1994). Prescriptive Formality and Normative Rationality in Modern Legal Systems: Festschrift for Robert S. Summers. Duncker & Humblot.
     
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    Robert S. Summers (1970). Essays in Legal Philosophy Selected and Edited by Robert S. Summers.
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    Robert S. Summers (1992). American Legal Theory. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
     
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    Vernon Bogdanor & Robert S. Summers (2005). Geoffrey Marshall, 1929-2003. Proceedings of the British Academy 130:133-154.
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    Robert S. Summers (1999). The Jurisprudence of Law's Form and Substance. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
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    Robert S. Summers & Leigh B. Kelley (1981). 'Economists' Reasons' for Common Law Decisions—a Preliminary Inquiry. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 1 (2):213-255.
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    Robert S. Summers (1982). Instrumentalism and American Legal Theory. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
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    Robert S. Summers (1999). The Practical and Theoretical Importance of the Formal Character of Law. Rechtstheorie 30 (3):287-309.
     
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    Robert S. Summers, William G. Mcroberts & Arthur L. Goodhart (1992). Essays on the Nature of Law and Legal Reasoning. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
     
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