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Defensor Fidei: The Travails of a Post-Realist Formalist


Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky


University of Florida - Levin College of Law

November 30, 2009

Florida Law Review, Vol. 47, No. 5, 1995

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This Article probes the philosophical and psychological attractions of formalism and suggests that its promise of stability and order may be essential to the effective functioning of the legal system, even if the promise can never be realized.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 26

Keywords: jurisprudence, formalism, realism, pragmatism, adjudication, interpretation

JEL Classification: law

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Date posted: December 18, 2009 ; Last revised: September 6, 2010

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Lidsky, Lyrissa Barnett, Defensor Fidei: The Travails of a Post-Realist Formalist (November 30, 2009). Florida Law Review, Vol. 47, No. 5, 1995. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1515950

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