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On Philosophy in American Law: Analytical Legal Philosophy

ON PHILOSOPHY IN AMERICAN LAW, Francis J. Mootz, III, ed., Cambridge University Press, 2009

Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-05

6 Pages Posted: 26 Jan 2008 Last revised: 18 Feb 2008

Brian Bix

University of Minnesota Law School

Abstract

This short article was written for a collection on American legal philosophy today. It gives a brief overview of analytical legal philosophy, and speculates on why this theoretical approach has been consistently misunderstood in the United States, from the time of the legal realists until today.

Keywords: analytical legal philosophy, legal theory, legal positivism

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Bix, Brian, On Philosophy in American Law: Analytical Legal Philosophy. ON PHILOSOPHY IN AMERICAN LAW, Francis J. Mootz, III, ed., Cambridge University Press, 2009; Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-05. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1087331

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