II. Overview: A Sketch of the Main Themes and Three Points of View of Posner's Pragmatism
III. Jurisprudence without Foundations?—The Jurisprudential Methodology of Posner's Pragmatism
IV. The Meta-ethical Posture of Posner's Pragmatism ... A. Thicker Epistemology ... B. Intuitionism and Objectivity ... 1. Intuition-Bedrock, Tacit Knowing, and the Faculty of Induction ... 2. The Redescription of Science for Lawyers ... 3. The Test of Time and Truth ... C. The Force of Rhetoric—Literature, the Test of Time, and Omnisignificance ... D. Posner's Meta-ethical Relativism ... 1. Posner's Approach Is Largely Relativist ... 2. Posner's Pragmatism Is Not Clearly Empirical nor Dualist: Non-cognitivism, Neo-intuitionism, Anti-theory?
V. Posner's Pragmatism Implies a Normative Program ... A. The Argument for a Pragmatic Normative Program in The Problems of Jurisprudence ... 1. Simple Instrumentalism ... 2. In Praise of Wealth Maximization ... 3. The "Defense" of Wealth Maximization ... a. Defense of the Positive Theory ... b. "Criticisms" of the Normative Implications of the Economic Analysis of Law—The Defense … c. Promoting the Economic Analysis of Law ... B. Cardozo—The Argument for Wealth Maximization … C. Overcoming Law—Pragmatism, Liberalism, and Law and Economics
Peter F. Lake,
Posner's Pragmatist Jurisprudence,
73 Neb. L. Rev.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/nlr/vol73/iss3/3