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Laws and Values: Reflections on Method

Neil MacCormick

in Institutions of Law

Published in print January 2007 | ISBN: 9780198267911
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191714832 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267911.003.0017

Series: Law, State, and Practical Reason

 Laws and Values: Reflections on Method

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This chapter considers and seeks to rebut possible objections that might be raised to the methods adopted in this book in relation to the study of law and legal concepts, and to the line it takes concerning the possibility of ascribing any kind of scientific status to legal scholarship. A case is developed that supports the methodology of interpretative analytical inquiry intrinsic to the present version of the institutional theory of law.

Keywords: theory of law; institutional normative order; legal pluralism; legal knowledge; methodology

Chapter.  13509 words. 

Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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