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Legal Objectivity and the Illusion of Legal Principles

Larry Alexander

in Institutionalized Reason

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199582068
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739354 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582068.003.0005
Legal Objectivity and the Illusion of Legal Principles

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This chapter approaches the topic of legal objectivity by analysing law's possible relationships with morality, rules, standards, and principles. If law is constituted by some combination of those elements, then law's objectivity will be entirely a function of their objectivity. That, at least, will be the working assumption.

Keywords: legal objectivity; law; morality; rules; standards; principles

Chapter.  9243 words. 

Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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