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Philosophy and the Law: How Judges Reason

Stephen Mathis

Do judges deduce their decisions from legal rules and principles, or do they decide cases based on what is fair given the facts at hand? The latter view, held by Legal Realists, serves as the starting point for Professor Stephen Mathis’ eye-opening look at how judges reason. In this compelling lecture series, the esteemed professor addresses such issues as whether the law is distinct from morality. Professor Mathis also attempts to identify a view that offers guidance to judges in deciding cases, and one that will provide the tools people need to evaluate the interpretations and decisions judges make.

Do judges deduce their decisions from legal rules and principles, or do they decide cases based on what is fair given the facts at hand? The latter view, held by Legal Realists, serves as the starting point for Professor Stephen Mathis’ eye-opening look at how judges reason. In this compelling lecture series, the esteemed professor addresses such issues as whether the law is distinct from morality. Professor Mathis also attempts to identify a view that offers guidance to judges in deciding cases, and one that will provide the tools people need to evaluate the interpretations and decisions judges make.
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Genres:

Government

Description:

Do judges deduce their decisions from legal rules and principles, or do they decide cases based on what is fair given the facts at hand? The latter view, held by Legal Realists, serves as the starting point for Professor Stephen Mathis’ eye-opening look at how judges reason. In this compelling lecture series, the esteemed professor addresses such issues as whether the law is distinct from morality. Professor Mathis also attempts to identify a view that offers guidance to judges in deciding cases, and one that will provide the tools people need to evaluate the interpretations and decisions judges make.

Language:

English

Length:

8h 28m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:26


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

33:26


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

36:30


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

36:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

38:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

36:31


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

34:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

34:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

37:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

34:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

35:43


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

34:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

34:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

35:55


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

43:02


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:00