Lon Fuller and the Moral Value of the Rule of Law

24 Pages Posted: 10 Oct 2010

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Colleen Murphy

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Date Written: January 15, 2004


I defend Lon Fuller’s view that the rule of law has conditional non-instrumental as well as instrumental moral value. The rule of law is conditionally non-instrumentally valuable in virtue of how a legal system structures political relationships.

Keywords: Fuller, Raz, Hart, philosophy of law, legal positivism, legal philosophy, agency, rule of law

Suggested Citation

Murphy, Colleen, Lon Fuller and the Moral Value of the Rule of Law (January 15, 2004). Law and Philosophy, Vol. 24, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1690025

Colleen Murphy (Contact Author)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ( email )

College of Law
504 East Pennsylvania Ave
Champaign, IL 61820
United States

HOME PAGE: http://faculty.las.illinois.edu/colleenm

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