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Legal theory and the modernist predicament

David Luban

Legal theory and the modernist predicament

by David Luban

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Published by Faculty of Law, University of Toronto in [Toronto, Ont.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Law -- Philosophy.,
  • Pragmatism,
  • Critical legal studies

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby David Luban.
    SeriesLegal theory workshop series
    ContributionsUniversity of Toronto. Faculty of Law.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination84 p. ;
    Number of Pages84
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18967435M

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