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Legal Positivism

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Edited by: Mario Jori

ISBN13: 9781855211582
ISBN: 1855211580
Published: June 1992
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



This collection of articles giving broad consideration to diverse aspects of legal positivism covers topics such as: positivism versus naturalism; the varieties of legal positivism; legal systems, validity and legal revolutions; science and what judges do; and concepts, interpretations and rights.

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Contents:
Part 1 Postivism v. naturalism: the positivism of Mr Justice Holmes, Mark DeWolfe; the natural law thesis, affirmation or denial?, Felix E. Oppenheim.
Part 2 Varieties of legal positivism: pure theory of law and analytical jurisprudence, Hans Kelsen; the purity of theory, Joseph Raz; Kelsen and the exegetical tradition, Iain Stewart; the Delsenian enterprise, Richard Tur.
Part 3 Positivism B. legal realism: validity and the conflict between legal positivism and natural law, Alf Ross; legal language and reality, K. Olivecrona; law and language - an historical and critical introduction, Peter Goodrich.
Part 4 Legal systems, validity and legal revolutions: revolutions and continuity of law, J.M. Finnis; the identity of legal systems, J. Raz; material and formal authorization in Kelsen's pure theory, Stanley L. Paulson.
Part 5 Science and what judges do: Sein und Sollen, N. Bobbio; Dworkin as pre-Benthamite, D.N. MacCormick; normativity of legal science, J. Wroblewski.
Part 6 Concepts, interpretations, rights: the controversy concerning the word ""Law"", Glanville Williams; tu-tu, Alf Ross; production of rules by means of rules, Riccardo Guastini; law as institutional fact, Neil MacCormick.