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Expressive Theories Of Law: A Skeptical Overview, Matthew D. Adler Jan 2000

Expressive Theories Of Law: A Skeptical Overview, Matthew D. Adler

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An "expressive theory of law" is, very roughly, a theory that evaluates the actions of legal officials in light of what those actions mean, symbolize, or express. Expressive theories have long played a role in legal scholarship and, recently, have become quite prominent. Elizabeth Anderson, Robert Cooter, Dan Kahan, Larry Lessig, and Richard Pildes, among others, have all recently defended expressive theories (or at least theories that might be characterized as expressive). Expressive notions also play a part in judicial doctrine, particularly in the areas of the Establishment Clause and the Equal Protection Clause.

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Linguistic Meaning, Nonlinguistic “Expression,” And The Multiplevariants Of Expressivism: A Reply To Professors Anderson And Pildes, Matthew D. Adler Jan 2000

Linguistic Meaning, Nonlinguistic “Expression,” And The Multiplevariants Of Expressivism: A Reply To Professors Anderson And Pildes, Matthew D. Adler

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Book Review: The Problematics Of Moral And Legal Theory, Matthew D. Adler Jan 2000

Book Review: The Problematics Of Moral And Legal Theory, Matthew D. Adler

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Reviewing, Richard A. Posner, The Problematics of Moral and Legal Theory (1999)