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Naturalizing Jurisprudence

Essays on American Legal Realism and Naturalism in Legal Philosophy

Brian Leiter

  • Provides a definitive philosophical interpretation of American Legal Realism, one of the most influential schools of modern legal thought, and its relationship with other models, including legal positivism and Critical Legal Studies
  • Collects and revises Brian Leiter's most influential essays in one volume, including Legal Realism and Legal Positivism Reconsidered, and includes postscripts in which Leiter replies to criticisms of his work
  • Offers a unique insight into naturalism, a core debate in modern philosophy, and the foreshadowing of the naturalist school in the work of early American legal realists