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On Description and Legal Reasoning


Brian Bix


University of Minnesota Law School


RULES AND REASONING, Linda Meyer, ed., Oxford: Hart Publishing, pp. 7-28, 1999

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Focusing on the works of Philip Bobbitt and Frederick Schauer, the article analyzes the extent to which purely descriptive theory is possible in discussing legal reasoning, or, more broadly, legal doctrine or law in general. The article considers approaches to legal practice and legal theory that seem to fall between pure description and pure prescription, including conceptual analysis and the interpretive theory associated with Ronald Dworkin.

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Date posted: May 15, 2000  

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Bix, Brian, On Description and Legal Reasoning. RULES AND REASONING, Linda Meyer, ed., Oxford: Hart Publishing, pp. 7-28, 1999. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=191248

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