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Objectivity in Law

Nicos Stavropoulos

Abstract

The question of objectivity in legal interpretation has emerged in recent years as an important topic in contemporary jurisprudence. This book addresses the issue of how and in what sense legal interpretation can be objective. It supports the possibility of objectivity in law and spells out the content of objectivity involved. It then provides a defence against the classical, as well as the less well-known, objections to the possibility of objectivity in legal interpretation. The discussion is thoroughly grounded in metaphysics, which sets the book apart from other similar discussions in juris ... More

Keywords: objectivity, legal interpretation, jurisprudence, metaphysics, semantic, philosophy, objectivism, H. L. A. Hart, Ronald Dworkin

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198258995
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258995.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicos Stavropoulos, author
University Lecturer in Legal Theory, Manmsfield College, Oxford University