The Remaining Chapters

in The Theory of Rules

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780226487953
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226487977 | DOI:
The Remaining Chapters

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This chapter summarizes the concepts of the remaining chapters of this book. It specifically tries to outline the entire book in a chapter on “Rational Rationalization,” plainly an attempt to reconcile the core Realist belief that rules often served as ex post rationalizations for results reached on other grounds with his view that rules brought a degree of rationality and stability to what would otherwise appear to be unorganized chaos. It first addresses the technical normative drive, counsellor's normative drive, group normative drives, and interest pressures. It reports the institutional sublimate of the balance ideal in dealing with the rules. Good service to the client introducing a level of drafting tended toward showing up the gouge. It is noted that that everything in the book was obvious stuff familiar to the trade: the only problem is to get the obvious arranged.

Keywords: rationalizations; rationality; stability; technical normative drive; counsellor's normative drive; group normative drives; interest pressures; rules

Chapter.  489 words. 

Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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