Description - Law's Quandary by Steven D. Smith
This lively book reassesses a century of jurisprudential thought from a fresh perspective and points to a malaise that currently afflicts not only legal theory but law in general. Steven Smith argues that our legal vocabulary and methods of reasoning presuppose classical ontological commitments that were explicitly articulated by thinkers from Aquinas to Coke to Blackstone, and even by Joseph Story. But these commitments are out of sync with the worldview that prevails today in academic and professional thinking. So our law-talk thus degenerates into "just words" - or a kind of nonsense.
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(235mm x 155mm x mm)
Harvard University Press
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Author Biography - Steven D. Smith
Steven D. Smith is Warren Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of San Diego.