25 Pages Posted: 10 Feb 2006
This paper takes up the question whether legal judgments and claims can be objective. Because law is best understood as an argumentative practice, I maintain that normativity in law arises from the employment of an identifiable grammar of legal argument wherein assertions and claims about the state of the law are appraised.
Keywords: jurisprudence, Wittgenstein, law, legal theory
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Patterson, Dennis, Normativity and Objectivity in Law. William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 43, p. 325, 2001. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=880405