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