The Speluncean Explorers – Further Proceedings
Northwestern University - School of Law
October 25, 2010
Stanford Law Review, Vol. 32, 1980
Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 10-67
Lon L. Fuller’s The Case of the Speluncean Explorers is a classic in jurisprudence. The case presents five judicial opinions which clash with each other and produce for the reader an exhilarating excursion into fundamental theories of law and the state and the role of courts vis-i-vis legislatures and executives. Though the issues articulated by Fuller are timeless, the past thirty years in jurisprudential scholarship have produced at least one major new vantage point – the “rights thesis”.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 16
Keywords: Jurisprudence, Legal Theory, Rights Thesis, Case of the Speluncean Explorers
JEL Classification: K10, K30Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: October 25, 2010
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