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Reason and Authority

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Aulis AarnioProfessor and Director of the Research Institute for Social Sciences, University of Tampere, Finland

ISBN13: 9781855219335
ISBN: 1855219336
Published: March 1997
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

This work discusses the foundations of legal dogmatics and legal science as a form of social science. The author introduces concepts of ""institutional fact"" and ""social reality"" in order to bring the debate into the realms of defining ""science"" and applying this to legal research.

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Part 1 Introductory remarks.
Part 2 The paradigm of legal science.
Part 3 Legal dogmatics as an interpretive activity.
Part 4 The change and progress in legal dogmatics. Epilogue - legal science as social science.