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The Problematics of Moral and Legal Theory

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$50.00 • £40.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674007994

Publication Date: 05/15/2002


336 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

4 tables

Belknap Press


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  • Part 1: The Wrong Turn
    • 1. Moral Theory
      • Introduction: From Moral Realism to Pragmatic Moral Skepticism
      • Understanding Morality
      • The Academic Moralist and the Moral Entrepreneur
      • Professionalism’s Cold Grip
    • 2. Legal Theory, Moral Themes
      • Jurisprudence and Moral Theory
      • Moral Theory Applied Directly to Law
      • Some Famous “Moral” Cases
      • Constitutional Theory
  • Part 2: The Way Out
    • 3. Professionalism
      • The Two Professionalisms
      • The Supersession Thesis
    • 4. Pragmatism
      • The Pragmatic Approach to Law
      • Postmodernism Distinguished
      • Some Institutional Implications of Legal Pragmatism
  • Index

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