Journal article


Kristen Rundle

Jurisprudence: an international journal of legal and political thought | Taylor & Francis (Routledge) | Published : 2014


(Re)positioning Fuller’s agenda within the landscape of legal philosophy is no small challenge. When that challenge has been or is faced, its driving priority is most often to render Fuller’s jurisprudence serviceable to debates with legal positivism. There is arguably nothing amiss in these efforts as exercises in philosophy. They do, however, tend to come at a cost. To begin with, they invariably operate at some distance from the enterprise of understanding Fuller on his own terms. And then, the effort of making Fuller fit might well bring about an unrecognisable transformation. As Peter Teachout once expressed it, there is something in the attempt to systematise Fuller’s thought that tend..

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