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The Concept of Law 2nd ed

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ISBN13: 9780198761228
ISBN: 0198761228
Published: June 1994
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print
Paperback edition out of print, ISBN13 9780198761235



A classic text for the study of jurisprudence and legal philosophy, this second edition contains an epilogue written by the author, H.L.A. Hart, but only discovered after his death. He defends his work against his critics, most notably Dworkin, Fuller and Finnis.

This work offers Hart's own final and powerful response to Dworkin in which he re-examines the foundations of his philosophy of law and illustrates how much of the criticism of his work stems from misunderstanding and confusion of thought.

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Subjects:
Jurisprudence
Contents:
Persistent questions
laws, commands, and orders
the variety of laws
sovereign and subject
law as the union of primary and secondary rules
the foundations of a legal system
formalism and rule-scepticism
justice and morality
laws and morals
international law.