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Meaning in the Natural World


Joseph Vining


University of Michigan Law School

May 23, 2013

U of Michigan Law & Econ Research Paper No. 13-006
U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 326

Abstract:     
James Boyd White devoted much of his work to the rescue of meaning in language, art, and the human world. A turn to the natural world may underscore his confidence that an individual's statement of law can be more than a disguised expression of individual will and desire. This essay may also suggest one more way toward hope that a realistic sense of the natural world need not threaten confidence in the reality of beauty and meaning in our human world.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 17

Keywords: naturalism, interpretation, hermeneutics, meaning, bureaucratization, legislation, art, music, public choice theory

JEL Classification: K00

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Date posted: April 18, 2013 ; Last revised: May 23, 2013

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Vining, Joseph, Meaning in the Natural World (May 23, 2013). U of Michigan Law & Econ Research Paper No. 13-006; U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 326. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2253310 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2253310

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625 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215
United States
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