Can We Reason About Reason? On Adrian Vermeule’s Law and the Limits of Reason
17 Pages Posted: 12 Dec 2010 Last revised: 18 Jul 2019
Date Written: December 11, 2010
This review proceeds in five parts. Part I presents Vermeule's thesis in a nutshell, trying to do justice to its subtle complexities and fine distinctions. Part II focuses on the comparative analysis of the epistemic competence of legislatures versus courts. Part III discusses the viability of recharacterizing the Court's role as a contributor to the legislature’s 'many minds' process in what amounts to be a claim of 'cumulative epistemic legalism.' Part IV comments on Vermeule's idea to diversify the professional make up of the Supreme Court. Part V responds to his suggestion that we reinvigorate the Article V constitutional amendment process and adopt a regime of a codified constitution.
Keywords: Rivka Weill, Law and the Limits of Reason, Adrian Vermeule
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