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.


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.


... early summer thoughts ...