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Functions in Jurisprudential Methodology

Ehrenberg, Kenneth (2013) Functions in Jurisprudential Methodology Philosophy Compass, 8 (5). pp. 447-456.

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This paper guides the reader through the use of functions in contemporary legal philosophy: in developing those philosophies and through methodological debates over their proper role. This paper is broken into two sections. In the first I canvass the role of functions in the legal philosophies of several mid to late twentieth century Anglo-American general jurisprudents whose theories are still common topics of discussion: Ronald Dworkin, H.L.A. Hart, Lon L. Fuller, John Finnis, and Joseph Raz. In the second, I examine contemporary arguments over the role of functions in the methodology of legal philosophy.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Law
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Date : 27 March 2013
DOI : 10.1111/phc3.12034
Copyright Disclaimer : This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Ehrenberg, K. (2013), Functions in Jurisprudential Methodology. Philosophy Compass, 8: 447–456. doi:10.1111/phc3.12034, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
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Date Deposited : 09 Aug 2017 14:50
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 18:55

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