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Legal Realism RegainedSaving Realism from Critical Acclaim$
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Wouter de Been

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780804756594

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804756594.001.0001

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Realizing Realism: Reconstruction in Legal Theory

Realizing Realism: Reconstruction in Legal Theory

(p.177) Chapter Eight Realizing Realism: Reconstruction in Legal Theory
Legal Realism Regained
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This chapter addresses the question where realism is in need of reconstruction by scholars of critical legal studies (CLS). It begins by discussing the revival of pragmatism and then outlines legal realist views on law and history, law and social science and law and language in relation to the philosophical pragmatism that realists adopted.

Keywords:   realism, critical legal studies, pragmatism, realist, law, history, social science, language, legal theory

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