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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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On Philosophy in American Law

Edited by: Francis Mootz

ISBN13: 9780521883689
Published: May 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
Price: £59.99
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9781107661240

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In recent years there has been tremendous growth of interest in the connections between law and philosophy, but the diversity of approaches that claim to be working at the intersection of philosophy and law might suggest that this area of inquiry is so fractured as to be incoherent. This volume gathers 38 leading scholars working in law and philosophy to provide focused and straightforward articulations of the role that philosophy might play at this juncture of American legal history.

The volume marks the 75th anniversary of Karl Llewellyn's essay On Philosophy in American Law in which he rehearsed the broad development of American jurisprudence, diagnosed its contemporary failings, and then charted a productive path opened by the variegated scholarship that claimed to initiate a realistic approach to law and legal theory. The essays are written in the spirit of Llewellyn's article: they are succinct and direct arguments about the potential for bringing law and philosophy together.