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Rhetoric and The Rule of Law

A Theory of Legal Reasoning

the late Neil MacCormick

Law, State, and Practical Reason

  • Provides the author's long-awaited successor to his classic account of legal reasoning in Legal Reasoning and Legal Theory (OUP, 1978)
  • Offers the author's views on two of the major issues in current legal philosophy - the nature and role of interpretation and the value of the rule of law
  • Forms a central part in understanding the author's influential institutional theory of law, alongside Institutions of Law (OUP, 2007) and Practical Reason in Law and Morality (OUP, 2009)
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