‘Legal Theory Lexicon: Virtue Jurisprudence’

“Law students with a background in philosophy are sure to notice the strong influence of moral philosophy on legal thinking. Theories like Kant’s moral philosophy have had a profound influence on the idea of fairness and on the conception of rights that is at the heart of deontological legal theory. Utilitarianism and the law reform agenda of Jeremy Bentham provide an important inspiration for the normative version of law and economics. But if you recently studied moral philosophy as an undergraduate or in graduate school, you might notice that something is missing …” (more)

[Lawrence Solum, Legal Theory Blog, 3 November]

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