The Case of the Speluncean Explorers: Nine New Opinions / Edition 1

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The Case of the Speluncean Explorers by Lon Fuller first appeared in the Harvard Law Review in 1949. The fictitious case revolves around explorers who cannibalize a member of their team and the five Supreme Court judges who provide opinions on what should

be done with them. In addition to these, Suber has added nine new opinions along feminist, communitarian, economic, constructionist, postmodern theories of law.

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This is the first book-length "rehearing" of a classic, fictional legal case written by Lon Fuller in 1949. It includes a full reprint of Fuller's original text, an introduction on the legal antecedents of Fuller's case, and nine new opinions applying the insights of legal movements that have emerged since 1949, including feminist, communitarian, and post-modern theories of law. Offering a unique introduction to legal theory and the philosophy of law, it assumes no prior knowledge. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415185462
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/28/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.09 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. I Lon Fuller's Case of the Speluncean Explorers 5
Opinion of Chief Justice Truepenny 7
Opinion of Justice Foster 10
Opinion of Justice Tatting 15
Opinion of Justice Keen 20
Opinion of Justice Handy 25
Opinion of Justice Tatting 31
Postscript 32
Pt. II Nine New Opinions 33
Opinion of Chief Justice Burnham 35
Opinion of Justice Springham 45
Opinion of Justice Tally 57
Opinion of Justice Hellen 64
Opinion of Justice Trumpet 73
Opinion of Justice Goad 79
Opinion of Justice Frank 89
Opinion of Justice Reckon 91
Opinion of Justice Bond 99
Index 108
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