The Varieties of Positivism, 90 Yale Law Journal 1007 (1981)
Positivism is an idea that has generated a great deal of confusion, even exasperation. Stumped, especially by these papers, Professor Robert Gordon announced that he had "come to the conclusion that a positivist is someone who sounds very positive." Part of the confusion stems from the fact that positivism is both a theory of ethics and a theory of knowledge and that both versions of positivism are present in the law.
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Fiss, Owen M., "The Varieties of Positivism" (1981). Faculty Scholarship Series. Paper 1219.