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Law and objectivity [electronic resource] / Kent Greenawalt.

Author/Creator:
Greenawalt, Kent, 1936-
Publication:
New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1995, c1992.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (301 p.)
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Subjects:
Law -- Interpretation and construction.
Objectivity.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
In modern times the idea of the objectivity of law has been undermined by skepticism about legal institutions, disbelief in ideals of unbiased evaluation, and a conviction that language is indeterminate. Greenawalt here considers the validity of such skepticism, examining such questions as: whether the law as it exists provides determinate answers to legal problems; whether the law should treat people in an ""objective way,"" according to abstract rules, general categories, and external consequences; and how far the law is anchored in something external to itself, such as social morality, poli
Contents:
Contents; 1 Introduction; I: Legal Rules and Determinate Answers to Legal Questions; II: How the Law Treats People; III: Law's Relation to Broader Sources That Make It Objective in Various Respects; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Notes:
First published in 1992.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-280-53368-4
9786610533688
0-19-802320-0
0-19-535692-6
OCLC:
459793566