The Forum: The Method Behind the Madness (2): Explaining Law and Philosophy


Milbank Tweed Forum: The Method Behind the Madness (2): Explaining Law and Philosophy

Next up in our series on different methodological approaches to the study and practice of law is Law and Philosophy.

Presenting the topic was Liam Murphy, Herbert Peterfreund Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy.

As he notes, Law and Philosophy is “a big tent.” In part, it examines questions about the very nature of law. For example, is the content of law always determined only by matters of fact, or are moral considerations also involved? But there are also a host of questions about what the content of law should be. To take just one example: Is it justified to use the popular criterion of economic efficiency as the sole basis for evaluation of the rules of contract law?

This event was held November 12, 2014.

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