Shared Authority: Courts and Legislatures in Legal Theory Dimitrios Kyritsis

ISBN: 9781849463898

Published: October 1st 2014

Hardcover

194 pages


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Shared Authority: Courts and Legislatures in Legal Theory  by  Dimitrios Kyritsis

Shared Authority: Courts and Legislatures in Legal Theory by Dimitrios Kyritsis
October 1st 2014 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 194 pages | ISBN: 9781849463898 | 4.53 Mb

This important book advances a fresh philosophical account of the relationship between the legislature and the courts, opposing the common conception of law in which the legislatures primarily create the law and the courts primarily apply it. ThisMoreThis important book advances a fresh philosophical account of the relationship between the legislature and the courts, opposing the common conception of law in which the legislatures primarily create the law and the courts primarily apply it.

This conception has eclectic affinities with legal positivism, and, although it may have been a helpful intellectual tool in the past, it now increasingly generates more problems than it solves. For this reason, the book argues, legal philosophers are better off abandoning this conception. At the same time, they are asked to dismantle the philosophical and doctrinal infrastructure that has been based on it and which has been hitherto largely unquestioned. In its place, the book offers an alternative framework for understanding the role of courts and the legislature- a framework which is distinctly anti-positivist and which builds on Ronald Dworkins interpretive theory of law.

However, contrary to Dworkin, the book insists that legal duty is sensitive to the position one occupies in the project of governing. Legal interpretation is not the solitary task of one super-judge, but a collaborative task structured by principles of institutional morality, such as the separation of powers. Moreover, in this collaborative task, different participants have a moral duty to respect each others contributions.

(Series: Law and Practical Reason)



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