Pragmatic Indeterminacy

44 Pages Posted: 10 Sep 2010

Date Written: September 3, 2010


If, as a result of taking Indeterminacy seriously, we revolutionize the way we teach law and the way we select judges, then we will also revolutionize the way cases are litigated (because the new judges will expect to hear a different kind of argumentation) and the way people order their lives in anticipation of the way their disputes will be decided by these new judges.

Keywords: Indeterminacy, Pragmatic indeterminacy, Formalism, Judicial decisions, Benson, Hegland, Kress

JEL Classification: K10, K19, K30, K40, K49

Suggested Citation

D'Amato, Anthony, Pragmatic Indeterminacy (September 3, 2010). Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 85, 1990; Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 10-47. Available at SSRN:

Anthony D'Amato (Contact Author)

Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law ( email )

375 E. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

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