Essays in Jurisprudence and Philosophy

Essays in Jurisprudence and Philosophy

by H. L. A. Hart
     
 

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This important collection of essays includes Professor Hart's first defense of legal positivism; his discussion of the distinctive teaching of American and Scandinavian jurisprudence; an examination of theories of basic human rights and the notion of "social solidarity," and essays on Jhering, Kelsen, Holmes, and Lon Fuller.

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This important collection of essays includes Professor Hart's first defense of legal positivism; his discussion of the distinctive teaching of American and Scandinavian jurisprudence; an examination of theories of basic human rights and the notion of "social solidarity," and essays on Jhering, Kelsen, Holmes, and Lon Fuller.

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"Hart is an impressive scholar: careful and judicious, capable of close textual analysis but never preoccupied with trivialities, alive to constructive possibilities, always insightfully critical. His style is graceful, his manner gracious."—Times Literary Supplement

"No explorer would be so rash as to set out without first reading these essays and indeed the whole opus of the greatest of our modern British philosophers of law."—Times Higher Education Supplement

"This book of essays reaffirms...[Hart's] centrality to modern legal philosophy and will give aid to any reader interested in unraveling the complexities of the law's seamless web."—American Bar Foundation Research Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198253884
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1984
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.85(d)

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