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Hart's Legal Philosophy

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Michael D. Baylesformerly Department of Philosophy, Florida State University, USA

ISBN13: 9780792319818
ISBN: 0792319818
Published: December 1992
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



This work presents, interprets and largely defends the legal philosophy of H.L.A. Hart, except for his account of causation. Hart is considered by many persons to be the most important English writer on jurisprudence in the 20th century. The book considers his general theory of law, his theory of rights and of the enforcement of morality, and his analysis of the conditions of legal responsibility and the justification of punishment.

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Contents:
Problems and definitions; a critique of Austin; elements of law; the nature of rules; morality and legality; rights; Hart vs Dworking; legislation of morality; mental conditions of criminal responsibility; justification of punishment.