I was interested in your initial philosophical analysis of this process as a sort of pseudo-science. But in the eyes of continental thinkers, perhaps they really do think it is a science. You know, you took it for granted that because from our more empirical, practical, common law tradition, we don’t believe that laws are discovered in this way, that they are just waiting to be found. Isn’t the continental vision slightly different? It starts with Roman law, and in a sense the last 2,000 years are a steady commentary on an existing codex. I’m just wondering: French tradition certainly, but perhaps more widely, the continental tradition, is very rationalist and does believe that law is a science. You know, the Germans would use Wissenschaft to describe what they’re doing. I’m...

 

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