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Legal Philosophy in America


Brian Bix


University of Minnesota Law School


THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY, Cheryl Misak, ed., Forthcoming
Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-14

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This article, written for the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of American Philosophy, offers an overview of the most important American contributions to legal philosophy - American legal realism, law and economics, various critical schools of jurisprudence, Lon Fuller, and Ronald Dworkin - while speculating on what might be distinctive of American legal philosophy. One obvious recurring theme is a focus on practical application in general, and adjudication (especially constitutional adjudication) in particular.

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Keywords: jurisprudence, legal realism, law and economics, Ronald Dworkin, Lon Fuller, feminist legal theory, critical race theory, critical legal studies, legal process

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Date posted: February 21, 2008 ; Last revised: April 17, 2008

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Bix, Brian, Legal Philosophy in America. THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY, Cheryl Misak, ed., Forthcoming; Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-14. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1096207

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