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On Reason and Authority in Law's Empire
Journal Articles
  • John M. Finnis, Notre Dame Law School
Document Type
Book Review
Publication Date
Publication Information
6 L. & Phil. 357 (1987)
Law's Empire will shape jurisprudence by its admirably resourceful attention to understanding a community's law "internally". It promotes reflective understanding of the practical argumentation constitutive of the attitude(s) in which that law subsists. But the book neglects some of practical understanding's resources of political and moral theory, and overestimates practical reasoning's power to identify options as the best and the right)

Reprinted with permission of Law and Philosophy.

Citation Information
John M. Finnis. "On Reason and Authority in Law's Empire" (1987)
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