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On Naturalizing Jurisprudence: Some Comments on Brian Leiter's View of What Jurisprudence Should Become

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In a series of powerful and challenging articles emerging since the mid-1990s, Brian Leiter has argued that certain theoretical strains in contemporary legal philosophy are 'epistemologically bankrupt', in virtue of their reliance on misguided argumentative devices: analysing concepts, such as the concepts of law and of authority; and doing so by appealing to intuitions regarding the correct way to understand the concepts in question. In response to this state of affairs, Leiter advocates tha...

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10.1007/s10982-011-9101-6

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Law, Law Faculty
Journal:
LAW AND PHILOSOPHY
Volume:
30
Issue:
4
Pages:
477-497
Publication date:
2011-07-05
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EISSN:
1573-0522
ISSN:
0167-5249
URN:
uuid:ca55a0ee-e87a-441e-90b2-a0782f28cecc
Source identifiers:
483929
Local pid:
pubs:483929
Language:
English

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