The Pluralistic Universe of Law: Towards a Neo-Classical Legal Pragmatism

28 Pages Posted: 12 Nov 2008

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Susan Haack

University of Miami - School of Law; University of Miami - Department of Philosophy

Abstract

After a brief sketch of the history of philosophical pragmatism generally, and of legal pragmatism specifically (section 1), this paper develops a new, neo-classical legal pragmatism: a theory of law drawing in part on Holmes, but also on ideas from the classical pragmatist tradition in philosophy. Main themes are the pluralistic universe of law (section 2); the evolution of legal systems (section 3); the place of logic in the law (section 4); and the relation of law and morality (section 5).

Suggested Citation

Haack, Susan, The Pluralistic Universe of Law: Towards a Neo-Classical Legal Pragmatism. Ratio Juris, Vol. 21, Issue 4, pp. 453-480, December 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1299939 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9337.2008.00401.x

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