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Introduction to the Problems of Legal Theory: Translation of the First Edition of the "Reine Rechtslehre" or Pure Theory of Law

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ISBN13: 9780198255680
ISBN: 0198255683
Published: June 1994
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £83.00
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Hans Kelsen is considered to be one of the foremost legal theorists and philosophers of the twentieth century. His writing made significant contributions to many areas, especially those of legal theory and international law. Over a number of decades, he developed an important legal theory which found its first complete exposition in Reine Rechtslehre , or Pure Theory of Law , the first edition of which was published in Vienna in 1934. This is the first English translation of the first edition of that work. It covers such topics as law and morality, the legal system and its hierarchical structure and the state, and international law.;This book is intended for students/scholars of the philosophy of law, legal theory, and jurisprudence.

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Subjects:
Jurisprudence
Contents:
Purity; law and morality; the concept of law and the doctrine of the reconstructed legal norm; overcoming the dualism of legal theory; the legal system and its hierarchical structure; interpretation; the methods of creating law; law and state; the state and international law.