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Hart's Legal Philosophy: An Examination

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This work presents, interprets, and largely defends the legal philosophy of H.L.A. Hart, except for his account of causation. Hart is considered by many persons to be the most important English writer on jurisprudence in the 20th century. The book considers his general theory of law, his theory of rights and of the enforcement of morality, and his analysis of the conditions of legal resposibility and the justification of punishment.

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Overview

This work presents, interprets, and largely defends the legal philosophy of H.L.A. Hart, except for his account of causation. Hart is considered by many persons to be the most important English writer on jurisprudence in the 20th century. The book considers his general theory of law, his theory of rights and of the enforcement of morality, and his analysis of the conditions of legal resposibility and the justification of punishment.

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' The book deserves recognition as perhaps the most clever and scholarly account of Hart we shall be likely to see for some time. '
Neil MacCormick
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789048142088
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 1/5/2011
  • Series: Law and Philosophy Library Series , #17
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1992
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 318
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Editorial Preface. Preface. 1. Problems and Definitions. 2. A Critique of Austin. 3. Elements of Law. 4. The Nature of Rules. 5. Morality and Legality. 6. Rights. 7. Hart vs. Dworkin. 8. Legislation of Morality. 9. Mental Conditions of Criminal Responsibility. 10. Justification of Punishment. Bibliography. Index.

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