The Province of Jurisprudence Determined

Overview

Indispensable for all discussions of jurisprudence, The Province of Jurisprudence Determined (1832) is a model of rigorous and clear analysis which brought order to the disparate elements of a legal profession that up until John Austin's time was largely unsystematic. Although Austin (1790-1859) was greatly respected by such notables as Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill, his work received little attention. It was only after his death that Austin's writings began to attract general notice, especially regarding ...
See more details below
Paperback
$23.92
BN.com price
(Save 38%)$38.75 List Price
Sending request ...

Overview

Indispensable for all discussions of jurisprudence, The Province of Jurisprudence Determined (1832) is a model of rigorous and clear analysis which brought order to the disparate elements of a legal profession that up until John Austin's time was largely unsystematic. Although Austin (1790-1859) was greatly respected by such notables as Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill, his work received little attention. It was only after his death that Austin's writings began to attract general notice, especially regarding the true nature of law and the definition of law as a form of command with implied sanctions." "Perhaps Austin's most significant contribution was to make a clear distinction between "positive law" (i.e., laws decreed by the sovereign or government) and moral principles (which he termed "the laws of God"). In so doing he defined the field of inquiry for later students." "Defining the sphere of ethics and law, The Province of Jurisprudence Determined came to revolutionize English views on the subject and was welcomed by American jurists such as J. C. Gray and Oliver Wendell Holmes.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
A new edition of Austin's prefatory first part of Lectures on Jurisprudence or the Philosophy of Positive Laws. The editors have improved the layout of the text with modern word processing, pruned some of Austin's excessive punctuation, included the relevant sections of Austin's Synopsis of Lectures at the beginning of each lecture, and broken up very long text by using parts of each synopsis as sub- headings. A biographical sketch of Austin is included. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781148250250
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Pages: 498
  • Product dimensions: 9.69 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)