The Possibility of Private Rights and Duties

6 Faulkner Law Review 65 (2014) (invited)

21 Pages Posted: 16 Jul 2016

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Adam MacLeod

Faulkner University - Thomas Goode Jones School of Law

Date Written: October 2014

Abstract

Is it possible for us to know what we owe others, or do we need the state to tell us? Over the last century or so, much American legal scholarship has proceeded on the basis of O.W. Holmes’ assertion that private legal obligations — rights, wrongs, and duties — are illusions. This lecture from the 2014 Faulkner Law Review symposium makes a first step toward critiquing that assumption.

Keywords: rights, duties, wrongs, Holmes, legal realism, perfectionism, jurisprudence, property theory

Suggested Citation

MacLeod, Adam, The Possibility of Private Rights and Duties (October 2014). 6 Faulkner Law Review 65 (2014) (invited). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2810149

Adam MacLeod (Contact Author)

Faulkner University - Thomas Goode Jones School of Law ( email )

Montgomery, AL 36109
United States

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.faulkner.edu/faculty/adam-j-macleod/

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