Persons All the Way Up

22 Pages Posted: 12 Jan 2010

Date Written: January 11, 2010


This essay, written for the 2009 John F. Scarpa Conference at Villanova focusing on the work of Professor Joseph Vining, attempts to provide a sympathetic exposition of what might be described, as a translation and with apologies (because Vining would likely be horrified by the description), as Vining’s distinctively personalist methodology, epistemology, and ontology.

Keywords: jurisprudence, legal philosophy, religion, authority

JEL Classification: K10, K39

Suggested Citation

Smith, Steven Douglas, Persons All the Way Up (January 11, 2010). Villanova Law Review, Forthcoming, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 10-003, Available at SSRN:

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