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Relativism, Reflective Equilibrium, And Justice, Justin Schwartz Jan 1997

Relativism, Reflective Equilibrium, And Justice, Justin Schwartz

Justin Schwartz

THIS PAPER IS THE CO-WINNER OF THE FRED BERGER PRIZE IN PHILOSOPHY OF LAW FOR THE 1999 AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE BEST PUBLISHED PAPER IN THE PREVIOUS TWO YEARS.

The conflict between liberal legal theory and critical legal studies (CLS) is often framed as a matter of whether there is a theory of justice that the law should embody which all rational people could or must accept. In a divided society, the CLS critique of this view is overwhelming: there is no such justice that can command universal assent. But the liberal critique of CLS, that it degenerates into ...


George Macdonald And Medicine, Darrel Hotmire Jan 1997

George Macdonald And Medicine, Darrel Hotmire

Inklings Forever

The sick and ailing are often featured as characters throughout George MacDonald’s writings. By examining MacDonald’s life and the history of medicine we can discover some of the influences which shaped his storytelling.

Presented at the 1997 Frances White Ewbank Colloquium.