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The Province of Jurisprudence Democratized

Allan C. Hutchinson


This book explores the implications of taking a vigorously democratic approach to issues of traditional legal theory. Allan C. Hutchinson introduces the democratic vision and examines the complementary philosophy of a Dewey-inspired pragmatism. This is followed by an examination from a pragmatic perspective of the dominant theories of analytical jurisprudence in both their positivist and naturalist forms. The book emphasizes the contested concepts of “truth”, “facts”, and “law/morality relation” and explores what a more uncompromising democratic/pragmatic agenda for law and legal theory would ... More

Keywords: legal theory, democratic approach, Dewey, positivism, naturalism, truth, facts, law/morality relation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195343250
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343250.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Allan C. Hutchinson, author
Osgoode Hall Law School, York University