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Martha Minow, Law Turning Outward, 73 Telos 79 (1987).

Abstract: Questions addressed by law often resemble those addressed in other disciplines. The methodology of law, however, is different. Law is more likely to rely on precedent, to use syllogistic logic, and to deploy burdens of proof and evidentiary devices, to be preoccupied with rules and policy analysis. These methods have been fruitful in philosophy, history, and other discipline. Yet, the specialization of legal study has cut it off from easy communication with other disciplines.