‘Legal Theory Lexicon: Welfare, Well-Being, and Happiness’

“Normative legal theory is concerned with the ends and justifications for the law as a whole and for particular legal rules. Previous entries in the legal have examined exemplars of the three great traditions in normative theory – consequentialist, deontological, and aretaic (or virtue-centered) perspectives. There are important differences between these three families of theories at a very general and abstract level: for example, deontologists emphasize rights and wrongs while consequentialists emphasize the goodness or badness of states of affairs …” (more)

[Lawrence Solum, Legal Theory Blog, 5 July]

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