Fuller on Legal Fictions

TitleFuller on Legal Fictions
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1983
AuthorsCampbell, K
JournalLaw and Philosophy
Volume2
Abstract

What are legal fictions? Professor Lon Fuller discussed the matter at some length. One interpretation of his answer is this: they are lies that are not intended to deceive. This solution fails, in the end, to be convincing. But some remarks of Fuller provide the clue to another way of looking at the problem: fictions are means of changing the application of the law by relying on a tension between two classifications of fact.