Moral Judgment and Legal Theory

23 Pages Posted: 18 Jan 2001

Date Written: December 8, 2000

Abstract

My theme is the role of moral judgment in legal theory. My thesis is that moral judgment provides an important constraint on various aspects of legal theory. I shall illustrate that thesis by discussing, first, the so-called "separation" of law and morals (Section I); secondly, legal interpretation (Section II); and thirdly, the "rule of law" ideal (Section III).

Suggested Citation

Lyons, David Barry, Moral Judgment and Legal Theory (December 8, 2000). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=255297 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.255297

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