The Autonomy of Law: Essays on Legal Positivism / Edition 1

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Overview

This collection of original essays from distinguished legal philosophers offers a challenging assessment of the nature and viability of legal positivism, an approach to legal theory which continues to dominate contemporary legal theoretical debates. To what extent is the law adequately described as autonomous? Should legal theorists maintain a conceptual separation of law and morality? These and other questions are addressed by the authors in this carefully edited collection, which will be of interest to all lawyers and scholars interested in legal philosophy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198267904
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Lexile: 1580L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert P. George, Professor of Politics, Princeton University

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Table of Contents

1. Too Thin and Too Rich: Distinguishing Features of Legal Positivism, Kent Greenawalt
2. Positivism as Pariah, Frederick Schauer
3. Does Positivism Matter?, R. George Wright
4. Law's Autonomy and Public Practical Reason, Gerald J. Postema
5. Farewell to 'Legal Positivism': The Separation Thesis Unravelling, Klaus Fusser
6. The Concept of law and The Concept of Law, Neil MacCormack
7. The Truth in Legal Positivism, John Finnis
8. Law's Normative Claims, Philip Soper
9. Intention in Interpretation, Joseph Raz
10. Authority and Reason, Jules Coleman
11. Natural Law and Positive Law, Robert P. George

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