Brian Bix on New Legal Realism and the Explanation of Judicial Behavior(Bix論新法唯實論與司法行為的解釋)

Brian Bix在SSRN上發表了一篇文章:New Legal Realism and the Explanation of Judicial Behavior: Doctrine, Data, and High Theory,摘要內提及這是一篇研討會文稿,發表在UC, Irvine的第十屆新法唯實論年會中。很有意思的文章,Bix當然不會是一位法唯實論者,但是這篇文章他在肯定法唯實論的貢獻下,探討對於司法行為的經驗研究與法理論的關係。文章區分為三個部分,第一部分是對於唯實論的討論做基礎的歷史介紹,第二部分則是Bix提出他認為在思考司法行為時會遇到的概念與理論上問題,第三部份則是結論。Bix的文章很容易閱讀,文字清楚。對於法唯實論有基本認識的人,或許可以直接從第二部分開始(p.9以下)。推薦閱讀!!至於他如何帶入法律理論在經驗研究的角色呢?這句話或許提供了基本立場:「My claim is that there is a need for a clearer articulation of what is meant by “legal or doctrinal explanation,” and that this cannot be through ever more sophisticated empirical investigations. This is an area where legal theory may be helpful.」此外,我也認為他在頁11內提到的問題很有意思:「That is, if we focus on a judge’s subjective perceptions, we should give equal credence to her subjective perception that she is open minded (despite the evidence that her decisions follow a predictable, ideological path) as we give to her perception that she is bound (despite reasonable doctrinal or philosophical argument that she is not).」


2 Comments on “Brian Bix on New Legal Realism and the Explanation of Judicial Behavior(Bix論新法唯實論與司法行為的解釋)”

  1. 吳允中 says:

    好像有小錯誤:”New Legalism” 點進去是”New Legal Realism”。


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