The Pluralistic Universe of Law: Towards a Neo-Classical Legal Pragmatism (O Universo Pluralista Do Direito: Em Direcão a Um Pragmatismo Jurídico Neo-Clássico)

Directo, Estado e Sociedade, Vol. 33, p. 169, 2008

University of Miami Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-19

39 Pages Posted: 26 May 2009

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Susan Haack

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

Date Written: April 28, 2009

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).

In Portuguese Resumo
 Após um breve esboço da história do pragmatismo filosófico em geral, e do pragmatismo jurídico especificamente (seção 1), este artigo desenvolve um novo, neo-clássico pragmatismo jurídico: uma teoria do direito baseada, em parte, em Holmes, mas também em idéias da tradição pragmatista clássica na filosofia. Os principais temas são o “universo pluralista” do direito (seção 2); a evolução dos sistemas jurídicos (seção 3); o lugar da lógica no direito (seção 4); e a relação entre direito e moralidade (seção 5).


Note: This is the Portuguese language version of the Report. The English version is available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=1188519.

Keywords: classical pragmatism, Oliver Wendell Holmes, pluralistic universe, synechism, evolution of legal systems, logic and law, law and morality

Suggested Citation

Haack, Susan, The Pluralistic Universe of Law: Towards a Neo-Classical Legal Pragmatism (O Universo Pluralista Do Direito: Em Direcão a Um Pragmatismo Jurídico Neo-Clássico) (April 28, 2009). Directo, Estado e Sociedade, Vol. 33, p. 169, 2008; University of Miami Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-19. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1410071

Susan Haack (Contact Author)

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