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1st Edition

Wittgenstein and Law

Edited By

Dennis Patterson

ISBN 9780754622550
Published July 27, 2004 by Routledge
496 Pages

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Book Description

Wittgenstein is described in the Oxford Companion to Philosophy as 'the leading analytical philosopher of the twentieth century, whose two major works altered the course of the subject'. This exceptional reference volume highlights and explores the extensive influence of Wittgenstein's work on contemporary legal philosophy.

Table of Contents

Contents: What it means to follow a rule of law, Philip Bobbitt; Normativity and objectivity in law, Dennis Patterson; Understanding disagreement, the root issue of jurisprudence: applying Wittgenstein to positivism, critical theory and judging, Thomas Morawetz; The activity of being a lawyer: the imaginative pursuit of implications and possibilities, Thomas D. Eisele; Constitutional adjudication as a craft-bound excellence, Douglas Lind; Finding Wittgenstein at the core of the rule of recognition, Anthony J. Sebok; Focusing the law: what legal interpretation is not, Martin Stone; No easy cases?, Andrei Marmor; Ronald Dworkin's Right Answers Thesis through the lens of Wittgenstein, Louis E. Wolcher; The application (and mis-application) of Wittgenstein's rule-following considerations to legal theory, Brian Bix; Linguistic indeterminacy and the rule of law: on the perils of misunderstanding Wittgenstein, Christian Zapf and Eben Moglen; Wittgenstein, realism and CLS: undermining rule scepticism, Scott Landers; Name index.

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Dennis Patterson, Distinguished Professor of Law and Philosophy, Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey, USA.