The diverse ways of reasoning and judging in our law arise from the same root: a commitment to liberal legality.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Cover; Half-title page; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Contents; Preface: Law's Quest; Introduction Toward Unification; 0.1 Formative Commitment; 0.2 Commitment Unfolds; 0.3 Unified Understanding; 0.4 Our Legal Practice; 1 The Idea of Law-Like Law; 1.1 Nomological Legality; 1.2 Entrenched Aspiration; 2 Argument in a Legal System; 2.1 Features of a Legal System; 2.2 Canons of Argument; 2.3 What Follows; 3 Practice of Legality; 3.1 Instituted Discourse; 3.2 Entrenched Pursuit; 3.3 Self-Conception; 4 Pursuit of the Rule of Law; 4.1 Formal and Substantive Justice; 4.2 Our Vocabulary. 5 Aspiration and Impulse5.1 Nomological Legality; 5.2 Liberal Commitment; 5.3 Failure of Legality; 5.4 Dual Impulse; 6 Deep Duality: Formal Law; 6.1 Rawls' First View of Law; 6.2 A Contrary View; 6.3 Law-Like Formality: Weber; 6.4 Half-Right Views; 7 Deep Duality: Law's Ideals; 7.1 A Contrary View; 7.2 Law-Like Ideals: Dworkin; 7.3 Halves of a Whole; 7.4 Rawls' Second View of Law; 8 Two Perils for Law; 8.1 Liberal Law's Fears; 8.2 Overcoming Peril; 8.3 Deeper Danger; 8.4 What Follows; 9 Fear of Free Ideals; 9.1 Warring Creeds; 9.2 Moral Skepticism; 9.3 What's Feared; 10 Fear of Open Form. 10.1 Unsure Concepts10.2 Linguistic Skepticism; 10.3 What's Feared; 11 Modern Liberal Practice; 11.1 Practice's View of Law; 11.2 Two Views of Disorder; 11.3 Implications of Disorder; 12 Legality Recapitulated; 12.1 Pattern in Complexity; 12.2 The Big Pattern; 12.3 Unanswered Questions; References; Index.