The Province of Jurisprudence - Determined and the Uses of the Study of Jurisprudence / Edition 1

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Overview

This edition comprises the full text of The Province of Jurisprudence Determined, a classic work of moral, political, and legal philosophy, including the chapter on Utilitarianism and the detailed discussion of social contract theory, which have been excluded from previous editions. Also included is the essay on The Uses of the Study of Jurisprudence, which gives an important assessment of Austin's conception of analytical jurisprudence.

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Reprinted from the Weidenfeld & Nicholson edition published in 1954 (its components were first published in 1863), this book contains the title essay, six lectures (preceded by synopses and analyses), and the essay The Uses of the Study of Jurisprudence. Austin (1790-1859) outlines foundations for law education and practice by distinguishing positive laws ("which form the appropriate matter of general and particular jurisprudence") from divine laws, positive morality, and metaphorical or figurative laws. The editor's introduction provides biographical details as well as background on the critical reception of these works. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780872204324
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/1998
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 396
  • Product dimensions: 5.42 (w) x 8.51 (h) x 0.94 (d)

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