The Boundaries of Law and the Purpose of Legal Philosophy
38 Pages Posted: 11 Feb 2008 Last revised: 9 Oct 2009
Much contemporary analytic legal philosophy is concerned with trying to try and identify clearly the boundaries between law and non-law. In this essay I argue that this exercise is frought with theoretical difficulties. I then argue that even if it my earlier arguments are mistaken, there is little reason to think that we will gain much understanding about the law by engaging these intellectual endeavors.
Keywords: jurisprudence, morality, boundaries
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