Why We Are All Jurisprudes (or, at Least, Should Be)
66 Journal of Legal Education 29 (2016)
9 Pages Posted: 25 Oct 2016 Last revised: 2 May 2017
Date Written: April 1, 2016
This essay is a lightly revised speech I presented at a symposium on The Future of Legal Scholarship in April 2016 at Northeastern University School of Law. It presents a brief overview of the questions that have traditionally occupied the field of jurisprudence, flags up a growing movement within the field to eliminate these questions, and defends the view that getting the right answers to these questions remains an important project.
Keywords: Jurisprudence, Scholarship, Legal Positivism, Legal Obligation, Moral Obligation, Eliminativism
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