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Legal positivism

its scope and limitations.

by Samuel I. Shuman

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Published by Wayne State University Press in Detroit .
Written in English

  • Law -- Philosophy.,
  • Law and ethics.,
  • Natural law.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliography.

    LC ClassificationsLAW
    The Physical Object
    Pagination265 p.
    Number of Pages265
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5853855M
    LC Control Number62014874

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'Authority, Law and Morality' / Joseph Raz 'Rules and Social Facts' / Jules L. Coleman 'Wilfrid Waluchow and the Argument from Authority' / Tim Dare 'Rules and the Rule of Law' / Frederick Schauer 'Second-order Reasons, Uncertainty and Legal Theory' / Stephen R. Perry This collection of original papers from distinguished legal theorists offers a challenging assessment of the nature and viability of legal positivism, a branch of legal theory which continues to dominate contemporary legal theoretical debates.

To what extent is the law adequately described as autonomous. Should law claim autonomy. These and other questions are addressed by the authors in this 4/5(1). 'Legal Positivism and the Philosophy of Language: a Critique of H.L.A. Hart's "Descriptive Sociology"', () / Brendan Edgeworth --pt. III.

Positivism V. Legal Realism. 'Validity and the Conflict between Legal Positivism and Natural Law', () / Alf Ross. 'The Legal Theories of Axel Hagerstrom and Vilhelm Lundstedt', () / Karl. There are two ways to browse our library collection: by topic or by publication type (books, journals, magazines, newspapers) The collection’s 17 major categories lead to thousands of in-depth research topics.

Each of those topics contains links to librarian-selected books and articles relevant to that topic. Topic categories. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NATURAL LAW AND LEGAL POSITIVISM This essay is going to discuss and analyse the differences between two basic principles- natural law and legal ing to Hume, there are two realms of human enquiry, one in the field of facts which is concerned with what ‘ is ‘ actually the case and the other in the field of ‘ought’ that is, what ought to be.

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lNTRODUCTION The philosophical writings of Immanuel Kant continue to exert a powerful inBuence in legal Author: Tom D. Campbell. Abstract. This article tries to present the jurisprudential school of thought, legal positivism, within a larger context than is usual in contemporary English-language discussions of that approach: (1) showing the intellectual and political contexts in which the movement began; (2) emphasizing the variety of theories that fit under that label (e.g., how the Kelsenian tradition varies.

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Though legal positivism remains popular, HLA Hart’s version has fallen somewhat by the wayside. This is because, according to many, the central task of a theory of law is to explain the so-called ‘normativity of law’.

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