This title was first published in 2000: Robert S. Summers is a distinguished legal theorist whose work has had significant influence in Europe as well as the United States. The study of form and substance in law, the theme of this collection, marks many of his most distinctive contributions to law and legal philosophy over four decades.
’…[the essays] capture Summers’ intellectual profile very well indeed, have been chosen with good judgement and are each of substantial length…The standard of writing jurisprudence is…at its peak in the collection of essays titled The Jurisprudence of Law’s Form and Substance.’ Associations - Journal for Legal and Social Theory
Contents: Introduction; The new analytical jurists; How law is formal and why it matters; Evaluating and improving legal process - a plea for process values; Two types of substantive reasons: the core of a theory of common-law justification; Good faith in general contract law - a philosophical approach; Citations; Index.
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