‘Legal Theory Lexicon: Holism’

“Our topic this week is ‘holism’, more particularly the idea that theories of the law are (or ‘should be’ or ‘can be’) holistic. Legal holism can be captured in a famous slogan, ‘The law is a seamless web’, and the contemporary legal theorist who is most associated with legal holism is Ronald Dworkin. And before we get on with it, a brief digression on the origins of the phrase. The idea of the law as a seamless web seems to be derived from a related idea …” (more)

[Lawrence Solum, Legal Theory Blog, 17 November]

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