The problematics of moral and legal theory by Richard A. Posner

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Published by Belknap Press of Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass .

Written in English

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  • United States

Subjects:

  • Law -- United States -- Methodology.,
  • Law -- Philosophy.,
  • Sociological jurisprudence.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementRichard A. Posner.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsKF380 .P675 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 320 p. ;
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL368973M
ISBN 100674707710
LC Control Number98029596

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