Opening Hart's Concept of Law

Richard K. Sherwin
2015 Social Science Research Network  
The truths which are ultimately accepted as the first principles of a science are really the last result of metaphysical analysis practiced on the elementary notions with which the science is conversant; and their relation to the science is not that of foundations to an edifice, but of roots to a tree, which may perform their office equally well though they be never dug down to and exposed to light.
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2664301 fatcat:kba2i2fnyrgcriid43paibtbam