"Law & Truth is one of the most significant books on jurisprudence to be published in recent years."--Notre Dame Law Review
"Patterson's project succeeds."--Columbia Law Review
"An invaluable addition to the literature on philosophical realism, language philosophy, and legal philosophy."--Choice
"An excellent compendium of contemporary views on the epistemological soundness of contemporary theory of jurisprudence....[Includes] two superlative [chapters] on the jurisprudential notions of Ronald Dworkin and Stanley Fish. This thorough ventilation of the claims and pretentions of these two eminent jurists brings readers... to the forefront of controversy in the philosophy of law and related philosophical disciplines.... The concluding chapters...offer Patterson's own claim that truth is best seen as a linguistic practice among competently trained communicators.... An invaluable addition to the literature on philosophical realism, language philosophy and legal philosophy."--Choice
"Patterson's book is an important piece of work on a topic fundamental to legal theory and currently of great interest in scholarly circles. Professor Patterson addresses large and difficult issues of metaphysics, epistemology, and the philosophy of language, which many believe to lie at the foundations of law and legal reasoning."--Gerald J. Postema, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
About the Author
Dennis Patterson is at Rutgers University.