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By Henrik Palmer Olsen, Stuart Toddington

Legislations may be noticeable to consist not just of ideas and judgements, but additionally of a framework of associations supplying a constitution that types the stipulations of its conceivable lifestyles and recognition. during this booklet, Olsen and Toddington behavior a philosophical exploration and critique of those stipulations: what they're and the way they form our realizing of what constitutes a criminal procedure and the position of justice inside of it.

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6 Oliver Wendell Holmes, John Chipman Grey, Karl Llewellyn, Jerome Frank et al. For an introduction see H. McCoubrey and N. White Jurisprudence (London: Blackstone Press) Chapter 10. 7 Kenneth I. ) (op. ) p. 4. The Methodology of Eunomics 21 ‘pragmatic’ social activity for ontological concepts in general, and moral ontology in particular. Winston seems to lean to this view of Fuller’s thinking:8 The sociological insight on which Fuller depends is that the authoritative principles necessary for a critical assessment of conventional practices are not derived from an external source but from a deeper understanding of the practices themselves.

16 In the following chapters, we will suggest that the considered answer to this question is, perhaps, ‘not far enough’; but this is hardly to detract from Fuller’s contribution. 17 Our reservations are merely that Fuller’s clarity and comprehensive appreciation of the essentially sociological subject matter of legal science, and the 14 Lon L. Fuller The Morality of Law (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1969) Chapter 1. 15 See Law In its Own Right (op. ) Chapter 6. 16 This is examined in detail in William Witteween and Wibren van der Burg Rediscovering Fuller (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2000).

Both strategies offer to expose the ‘genuine’ or deep motivation behind our most powerful and enduring normative routines and economic institutions. These approaches, unlike Fuller’s, begin with an assumption that hegemonic sectional interests (that is, in these examples respectively, capital and patriarchy) condition and sustain (Marx would have said ‘reproduce’) the character of normative institutions by presenting the sectional view of rational and proper societal organization as a universal view.

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