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purposivism

any of various theories of nature or of animal and human behavior based upon teleological doctrines. — purposivist, n.
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From these premises grounded in the distinctive character of regulations, this Article builds on Henry Hart and Albert Sacks's classic exposition of a purposive theory in The Legal Process (27) to develop the interpretive approach.
The central body of the Article, encompassing Parts II, III, and IV, articulates and defends a purposive theory of regulatory interpretation.
From these two premises, the later Parts of this Article develop and defend a purposive theory of interpretation.
Henry Hart and Albert Sacks's The Legal Process (136) remains the common reference point for purposive interpretation in general (137) and for a purposive theory of statutory interpretation in particular.
Reading Hart and Sacks's approach as defined by independent judicial construction of reasonable purposes of legislation, their theory would appear to have little to offer as a foundation for a purposive theory of regulatory interpretation.