Law, plans and practical reason

Legal Theory 8 (4):387-441 (2002)


Lays out basics of planning theory of law. Roughly, characterizes the internal point of view as a complex planning intention rather than a response to a recurring coordination problem. We are not responding to such a problem per se, but rather to a cooperation problem - and thus the structure of the attitude or intention must be different. It is officials who have the relevant attitude. Does not reject conventionalism, but argues that the convention is of a different sort than is typically thought. Considers the basic commitment of legal positivism to be a commitment law as social fact.

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