Frederick Schauer

Fuller on the Ontological Status of Law

Amsterdam University Press


Lon Fuller, one of the great American jurists of this century, is often remembered only for his stand on the morality of law in the Fuller-Hart debate. Rediscovering Fuller considers the full range of Fuller's writings, from his early engagement with legal fictions and his critique of legal positivism to his later work on implicit law and the art of institutional design. Contributors from the fields of both civil law and common law argue that Fuller's insights are highly relevant to contemporary concerns.


Frederick Schauer, Fuller on the Ontological Status of Law, in Van der Burg, Wibren & Witteveen, Willem J. Rediscovering Fuller: Essays on Implicit Law and Institutional Design, Amsterdam University Press, 124–144 (1999).

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