Your email address will be used for Wildy’s marketing materials only. We will never give your email address to any third party.
Special Discounts for Pupils, Newly Called & Students
Browse Secondhand Online
Wildy's will be closed on Monday 29th May and will re-open on Tuesday 30th May.
Online book orders received during the time we are closed will be processed as soon as possible once we re-open on Tuesday.
As usual Credit Cards will not be charged until the order is processed and ready to despatch.
Any non-UK eBook orders placed after 5pm on the Friday 26th May will not be processed until Tuesday 30th May. UK eBook orders will be processed as normal.
Out of Print
What differentiates laws from orders backed by threats? What is legal obligation and how is it related to moral obligation? What are rules and how far does law consist of rules? What is justice and how does it differ from the rest of morality?
In the course of a detailed and independent discussion of these recurrent problems the author identifies a set of elements of central importance for the under-standing of law, and makes a fresh start in legal theory. The book con-tains a new analysis of the notions of legal validity, sovereignty, and the foundation of a legal system; a re-examination of natural law and legal positivism; an original discussion of the limits of formalism in the judicial process; and an assessment of the character of international law.
The text is supplemented by detailed bibliographical notes and discussions of contemporary and earlier writers.