Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Naturalizing Jurisprudence – Essays on American Legal Realism and Naturalism in Legal Philosophy - Oxford Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Naturalizing Jurisprudence: Essays on American Legal Realism and Naturalism in Legal Philosophy

Brian Leiter


The author is widely recognized as the leading philosophical interpreter of the jurisprudence of American Legal Realism, as well as the most influential proponent of the relevance of the naturalistic turn in philosophy to the problems of legal philosophy. This volume collects newly revised versions of ten of his best-known essays, which set out his reinterpretation of the Legal Realists as prescient philosophical naturalists; critically engage with jurisprudential responses to Legal Realism, from legal positivism to Critical Legal Studies; connect the Realist program to the methodology debate ... More

Keywords: reinterpretation, Legal Realism, philosophical naturalists, legal positivism, Critical Legal Studies, methodology debate, contemporary jurisprudence, objectivity of law, morality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199206490
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206490.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian Leiter, author
Hines H. Baker & Thelma Kelley Baker Chair and Director of the Law and Philosophy Program, The University of Texas at Austin
Author Webpage