Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Understanding and Explaining Adjudication$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

William Lucy

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198260257

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260257.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 29 October 2020

Adjudication for Pluralists

Adjudication for Pluralists

(p.135) 4 Adjudication for Pluralists
Understanding and Explaining Adjudication

William Lucy

Oxford University Press

Suppose value pluralism is true. Will its truth have any effect whatsoever on the beliefs, self-understandings, and practices of legal academics, practitioners, and judges? This chapter argues that almost all of the jurisprudentially orthodox think value pluralism is true. This is important because many of the orthodox who believe in value pluralism fail to appreciate that the invocation of value pluralism ensures that their accounts of adjudication become all but indistinguishable, in two important and soon to be specified respects, from heretical accounts. This argument, if successful, can be regarded in two very different ways: either as an attempt to steal the thunder of heretics within contemporary legal scholarship or as an illustration of the surprisingly radical nature of orthodox jurisprudence. From either perspective, the conflict between orthodoxy and heresy in contemporary legal thought is less dramatic than it initially appears. In this chapter, only the work of Neil MacCormick, Joseph Raz, Ronald Dworkin, and a few others is tackled.

Keywords:   value pluralism, adjudication, orthodoxy, heresy, jurisprudence, legal thought, Joseph Raz, Ronald Dworkin, Neil MacCormick

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .