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The Autonomy of Law New ed

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ISBN13: 9780198267904
ISBN: 0198267908
Published: March 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: paperback (C format)
Price: £38.99



This collection of essays from legal philosophers offers an assessment of the nature and viability of legal positivism, an approach to legal theory that continues to dominate contemporary legal theoretical debates. To what extent is the law adequately described as autonomous? Should legal theorists maintain a conceptual separation of law and morality? These and other questions are addressed by the authors of this collection, which should be of interest to all lawyers and scholars interested in legal philosophy.;This book is intended for scholars and postgraduates in philosophy, law, and legal theory.

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Contents:
1: Kent Greenawalt: Too Thin and Too Rich: Distinguishing Features of Legal Positivism; 2: Frederick Schauer: Positivism as Pariah; 3: R. George Wright: Does Positivism Matter?; 4: Gerald J. Postema: Law's Autonomy and Public Practical Reason; 5: Klaus Fusser: Farewell to ""Legal Positivism"": The Separation Thesis Unravelling; 6: Neil MacCormack: The Concept of law and The Concept of Law ; 7: John Finnis: The Truth in Legal Positivism; 8: Philip Soper: Law's Normative Claims; 9: Joseph Raz: Intention in Interpretation; 10: Jules Coleman: Authority and Reason; 11: Robert P. George: Natural Law and Positive Law.