Sunday, May 23, 2004

Rights and Facts

Good rights and good facts go together: rights depend on facts.

People who care about rights must pay attention to facts.

People who care about facts must pay attention to evidence.

Therefore:

Legal theorists must dirty their hands with evidence.

Consolation for the legal ivory tower:

There is nothing more mysterious -- and nothing more magnificent -- than factual inference, and there is nothing more theoretical than epistemology.

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... early summer thoughts ...

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