Between Morality and Efficacy: Reclaiming the Natural Law Theory of Lon Fuller

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Abstract

This article clarifies the relationship between the work of Lon Fuller and the natural law tradition in jurisprudence through a critical engagement with Kristen Rundle's book, Forms Liberate: Reclaiming the Jurisprudence of Lon L Fuller (Hart, 2012). I argue that Fuller's theory engages squarely with the central concern of natural law thought: namely, the idea of law as a rational standard. However, Fuller fails to recognise the full implications of his theory for the role of moral factors in determining legal validity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-118
Number of pages10
JournalJurisprudence: an international journal of legal and political thought
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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