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The Province of Jurisprudence Determined

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ISBN13: 9780521447560
ISBN: 0521447569
Published: September 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
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The Province of Jurisprudence Determined (1832) is a classic of nineteenth-century English jurisprudence, a subject on which Austin had a profound impact. His book is primarily concerned with a meticulous explanation of most of the core concepts of his legal philosophy, including his conception of law, his separation of law and morality, and his theory of sovereignty. Almost a quarter of it consists of an interpretation and defence of the principle of utility. This edition includes the complete and unabridged text of the fifth (1885) and last edition. The comprehensive introduction discusses Austin's life, the main themes of his book, leading criticisms of his ideas, and recent interpretations of his legal philosophy. The edition also includes an up-to-date bibliography and biographical synopses of the principal figures mentioned in the text.

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Note on the text
Chronology of John Austin's life
Selected bibliography
Biographical notes
The Province of Jurisprudence Determined
Abstract of lectures
Analysis of lectures
Lecture I
Lecture II
Lecture III
Lecture IV
Lecture V
Lecture VI