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    Instrumentalism and American Legal Theory.Robert S. Summers - 1982
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    Interpreting Statutes: A Comparative Study.D. Neil MacCormick & Robert S. Summers - 1991 - Routledge.
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    Form and function in a legal system: a general study.Robert S. Summers - 2006 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    This book addresses three major questions about law and legal systems: (1) What are the defining and organizing forms of legal institutions, legal rules, interpretive methodologies, and other legal phenomena? (2) How does frontal and systematic focus on these forms advance understanding of such phenomena? (3) What credit should the functions of forms have when such phenomena serve policy and related purposes, rule of law values, and fundamental political values such as democracy, liberty, and justice? This is the first book (...)
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  4. A Formal Theory of the Rule of Law.Robert S. Summers - 1993 - Ratio Juris 6 (2):127-142.
    The author presents a relatively formal theory of the rule of law which includes three basic components: conceptual, institutional and axiological. He then emphasizes the differences between a formal and a substantive theory of the rule of law and highlights the advantages and limits of the former. Finally, the author indicates the importance of this type of theory, namely the values it implies such as predictability, justified reliance, autonomous choice, minimization of disputes and legitimacy.**.
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    Interpreting Precedents: A Comparative Study.D. Neil MacCormick & Robert S. Summers - 1997 - Routledge.
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  6. Formal legal truth and substantive truth in judicial fact-finding -- their justified divergence in some particular cases.Robert S. Summers - 1999 - Law and Philosophy 18 (5):497 - 511.
    Truth is a fundamental objective of adjudicative processes; ideally, substantive as distinct from formal legal truth. But problems of evidence, for example, may frustrate finding of substantive truth; other values may lead to exclusions of probative evidence, e.g., for the sake of fairness. Jury nullification and jury equity. Limits of time, and definitiveness of decision, require allocation of burden of proof. Degree of truth-formality is variable within a system and across systems.
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    Lon L. Fuller.Robert S. Summers - 1984 - Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press.
    ... four most important American legal theorists of the last hundred years. Of the others, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Roscoe Pound, and Karl N. Llewellyn, ...
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  8. Form and Substance in Anglo-American Law a Comparative Study of Legal Reasoning, Legal Theory, and Legal Institutions.P. S. Atiyah & Robert S. Summers - 1987
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    Formal Legal Truth and Substantive Truth in Judicial Fact-Finding -- Their Justified Divergence in some Particular Cases.Robert S. Summers - 1999 - Law and Philosophy 18 (5):497-511.
    Truth is a fundamental objective of adjudicative processes; ideally, ‘substantive’ as distinct from ‘formal legal’ truth. But problems of evidence, for example, may frustrate finding of substantive truth; other values may lead to exclusions of probative evidence, e.g., for the sake of fairness. ‘Jury nullification’ and ‘jury equity’. Limits of time, and definitiveness of decision, require allocation of burden of proof. Degree of truth-formality is variable within a system and across systems.
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    Essays in legal philosophy.Robert S. Summers - 1968 - Berkeley,: University of California.
    Introduction Ihe name of George Lewis first became known to me when I began to listen to traditional jazz bands, primarily Ken Colyer's, in England in the ...
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    The Ideal Socio-Legal Order. Its "Rule of Law" Dimension.Robert S. Summers - 1988 - Ratio Juris 1 (2):154-161.
    . The author aims at defining the borderlines of the concept “rule of law.” This has been often inflated to encompass several dimensions of an ideal legal order. The author on the contrary believes that the “rule of law” ought to be a “thin” ideal. As a matter of fact, when the “rule of law” signifies almost any dimension of an ideal legal order, it comes to stand for nothing essential in particular. Deflation is then advocated for the rehabilitation of (...)
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    The Ideal Socio‐Legal Order. Its “Rule of Law” Dimension.Robert S. Summers - 1988 - Ratio Juris 1 (2):154-161.
    The author aims at defining the borderlines of the concept “rule of law.” This has been often inflated to encompass several dimensions of an ideal legal order. The author on the contrary believes that the “rule of law” ought to be a “thin” ideal. As a matter of fact, when the “rule of law” signifies almost any dimension of an ideal legal order, it comes to stand for nothing essential in particular. Deflation is then advocated for the rehabilitation of the (...)
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    The Juristic Study of Law's Formal Character.Robert S. Summers - 1995 - Ratio Juris 8 (3):237-247.
    .The author summarizes the essential elements of a general theory he is developing which he calls “The Formal Character of Law.” He explains that law's formal character is a potentially major branch of legal theory that is still relatively unexplored. In his view, it is possible to identify formal attributes in legal rules, other basic legal constructs such as interpretive method, the principles of stare decisis, legal reasons, and legislative and adjudicative processes, and a legal system viewed as a whole. (...)
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    The Place of Form in the Fundamentals of Law.Robert S. Summers - 2001 - Ratio Juris 14 (1):106-129.
    The author explains that there is scope for a general theory about the nature and place of form in the fundamentals of law. Form organizes the institutions, rules and other varieties of law, and the system as a whole. All such constructs have non‐formal elements, too, but form unifies each construct and provides its criteria of identity. Appropriate form makes a system of law possible. It also tends to beget good content in the law. It is indispensable to the basic (...)
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  15. Logic in the law.Robert S. Summers - 1963 - Mind 72 (286):254-258.
  16. Geoffrey Marshall, 1929-2003.Vernon Bogdanor & Robert S. Summers - 2005 - In Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 130, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, IV. pp. 133-154.
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    Prescriptive formality and normative rationality in modern legal systems: festschrift for Robert S. Summers.Werner Krawietz, Neil MacCormick, G. H. von Wright & Robert S. Summers (eds.) - 1994 - Berlin: Duncker Und Humblot.
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    A Note on Symbolic Logic and the Law.Robert S. Summers - unknown
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    Comments on the Comments.Robert S. Summers - 2007 - Ratio Juris 20 (1):66-76.
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    D. Neil MacCormick: Remarkable friend, colleague, Scholar, and political figure.Robert S. Summers - 2009 - Ratio Juris 22 (3):421-424.
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    Essays in legal philosophy.Robert S. Summers - 1968 - Oxford,: Blackwell.
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    Essays on the Nature of Law and Legal Reasoning.Robert S. Summers - 1992
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    Geoffrey Marshall: In Memoriam.Robert S. Summers - 2003 - Ratio Juris 16 (4):525-529.
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    H. L. A. Hart on justice.Robert S. Summers - 1962 - Journal of Philosophy 59 (18):497-500.
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    `Is' and `ought' in legal philosophy.Robert S. Summers - 1963 - Philosophical Quarterly 13 (51):157-161.
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    Legal Institutions in Professor H.L.A. Hart's Concept of Law.Robert S. Summers - unknown
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    Legal Positivism: Its Scope and Limitations.Robert S. Summers - 1966 - Philosophical Quarterly 16 (62):88.
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    More essays in legal philosophy.Robert S. Summers - 1971 - Berkeley,: University of California Press.
    Notes on Criticism in Legal Philosophy ROBERT S. SUMMERS I. INTRODUCTION Legal philosophers criticize and evaluate as well as originate and expound. ...
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    On Giving Legal Form Its Due. A Study in Legal Theory.Robert S. Summers - 2005 - Ratio Juris 18 (2):129-143.
    The four theses of this paper are: that an appropriate organizational form is used to design, define, and organize a functional unit of a legal system, that the functional units of a legal system, contrary to the emphasis in Hart and Kelsen, consist of far more than rules, and include institutions, interpretive and other methodologies, sanctions and remedies, and more, that frontal and systematic study of the forms of these units is a major avenue for advancing understanding of them as (...)
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    On Identifying and Reconstructing a General Legal Theory – Some Thoughts Prompted by Professor Moore's Critique.Robert S. Summers - unknown
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    Pragmatic Instrumentalism in Twentieth Century American Legal Thought a Syntheshesis and Critique of Our Dominant General Theory About Law and its Use.Robert S. Summers - 1981 - Cornell Law Association.
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    Robert S. Summers.Robert S. Summers - 2017 - Problema. Anuario de Filosofía y Teoria Del Derecho 1 (11).
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    Reply to mr Mackie.Robert S. Summers - 1982 - Law and Philosophy 1 (2):303 - 314.
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    The Jurisprudence of Law's Form and Substance.Robert S. Summers - 2000 - Dartmouth Publishing Company.
    Robert S. Summers is a distinguished legal theorist whose work has had significant influence in Europe as well as the United States. The study of form and substance in law, the theme of this collection, marks many of his most distinctive contributions to law and legal philosophy over four decades.
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  35. The practical and theoretical importance of the formal character of law.Robert S. Summers - 1999 - Rechtstheorie 30 (3):287-309.
     
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    Working conceptions of “the law”.Robert S. Summers - 1982 - Law and Philosophy 1 (2):263 - 289.
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