The Rule of Law: Is the Line Between the Formal and the Moral Blurred?
If we have an account of the rule of law connected with the inner morality of law, we may claim that our formal account of the rule of law is not separable from the political ideal of it. In this chapter, it is argued, firstly, that the rule of law has features that lead to claims that it is on the line between the formal and the moral, and explains why this line is blurred. Secondly, suggests that our formal account of the rule of law is not separable from the political ideal of it.
KeywordsLegal System Human Dignity Moral Ideal Political Ideal Legal Institution
The author is thankful to Brian Bix and David Luban for constructive comments and helpful suggestions on earlier drafts; and to David Luban, Ioanna Kuçuradi and Sahir Özdemir for the English editing.
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