Volume 12, Issue 1, Spring/Summer 2005
Interpretation and Culture: Themes in the Philosophy of Michael Krausz
Nancy A. Weston
Rightness, Ontology, and the Adjudication of Truth
Modern Legal Thought and the Project of Determining Rightness
The article reflects upon Michael Krausz’s account of contemporary debates between singularity and pluralism in the determination of
rightness, and uses that occasion to ask after the larger course of which these debates are a part. Looking to the companion effort to determine truth and rightness at law, it finds telling echoes of those debates in the modem history of legal thought, and sketches that history to the end of drawing out its implications for the project at determining rightness more generally. These sobering implications, it
suggests, call us to rethink the question of the relation of rightness to ontology.