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Objectivity in Law

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ISBN13: 9780198258995
ISBN: 0198258992
Published: April 1996
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £78.00



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This treatise addresses a central topic in contemporary jurisprudence, namely whether it is possible for legal interpretations to be objective. The author argues that objectivity is possible in law, and grounds this possibility firmly in metaphysics, philosophy of mind and language, and meta-ethics. He then systematically explores the philosophical prejudices that have operated as sources of resistance to this possibility. These prejudices, once identified, help to illuminate fundamental debates in jurisprudence.

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Subjects:
Jurisprudence