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Why, to what extent, and in what ways is it appropriate for the domestic legal system to incorporate and assimilate extra-legal and international principles? To the extent that such incorporation is inevitable, is this a function of the demands of globalization and the convergence it entails, of the maturity and pervasiveness in society of other disciplines, or of a more profound aspect of the character of legal reasoning? Is Amartya Sen correct to contend that a domestic legal system must look outwards through the eyes of Adam Smith's "impartial spectator" to prosper from the wisdom of distant judgments and to avoid the evils of parochialism? Which, if any, parts of our legal system should be particularly open to such influences? What modes of reasoning best facilitate the conduct of such a dialogue?