Karl N. Llewellyn was one of the founders and major figures of legal realism, and his many keen insights have a central place in American law and legal understanding. Key to Llewellynas thinking was his conception of rules, put forward in his numerous writings and most famously in his often mischaracterized declaration that they are apretty playthings.a Previously unpublished, The Theory of Rules is the most cogent presentation of his profound and insightful thinking about the life of rules. This book frames the development of Llewellynas thinking and describes the difference between what rules literally prescribe and what is actually done, with the gap explained by a complex array of practices, conventions, professional skills, and idiosyncrasies, most of which are devoted to achieving a lawas larger purpose rather than merely following the letter of a particular rule. Edited, annotated, and with an extensive analytic introduction by leading contemporary legal scholar Frederick Schauer, this rediscovered work contains material not found elsewhere in Llewellynas writings and will prove a valuable contribution to the existing literature on legal realism.EDITORIAL NOTES All material in brackets was provided by the editor, and a set of empty brackets in the text is an ... Citation format for the footnotes and in the editora#39;s Introduction conform to the University of Chicago Manual of Legal Citation.
|Title||:||The Theory of Rules|
|Author||:||Karl N. Llewellyn, Frederick Schauer|
|Publisher||:||University of Chicago Press - 2011-04-01|