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Author Burge-Hendrix, Brian, 1970-

Title Epistemic uncertainty and legal theory / Brian Burge-Hendrix
Published Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2008]


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Description xiii, 193 pages ; 24 cm
Series Applied legal philosophy
Applied legal philosophy.
Contents Epistemic uncertainty and the methodology debate -- Concept or concepts of law? -- Choosing a theory of law -- 'Methodological' positivism -- Uncertainly on the ground -- Understanding the Canadian constitution : the division of labour in legal theory -- Perspectival differences
Summary "This book crosses the usual boundaries of abstract legal theory to consider actual charter systems - legal systems with explicitly posited moral-political rights, such as those of Canada and the United States - as well as cases in constitutional adjudication, thus showing the worth of careful reflection on methodological and meta-theoretical issues for a comprehensive and clearly applicable account of a type of present-day legal system which is fast becoming the norm."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [183]-187) and index
Subject Law -- Methodology.
Legal positivism.
Civil rights -- Canada.
Judicial process -- Canada.
LC no. 2008022327
ISBN 9780754675211 hardcover alkaline paper
0754675211 hardcover alkaline paper