(020) 7242 5778

Wildy’s Book News

Book News cover photo

Vol 25 No 1 Jan/Feb 2020

Book of the Month

Cover of Gypsy and Traveller Law

Gypsy and Traveller Law

Price: £40.00

Wildy, Simmonds & Hill

Just Published

The Complete List...

Offers for Newly Called Barristers & Students

Special Discounts for Newly Called & Students

Read More ...

Secondhand & Out of Print

Browse Secondhand Online


A Theory of Legal Obligation

ISBN13: 9781108475105
Published: December 2020
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £95.00

Low stock.

The focus of this monograph lies in the construction of a theory of legal obligation, understanding it as a discrete notion with its own defining traits.

In this work, Bertea specifically addresses the question: how should legal obligation be distinctively conceptualized? The conceptualization of legal obligation he defends in this work gradually emerges from a critical assessment of the theories of legal obligation that have been most influential in the contemporary legal-theoretical debate.

Building on such critical analysis, Bertea's study purports to offer a novel and unconventional conceptualization of legal obligation, which is characterized as a law-engendered intersubjective reason for carrying out certain courses of conduct.

1. The concept of obligation
2. Contemporary approaches to legal obligations: a preliminary map
3. The social-practice account
4. The interpretivist account
5. The conventionalist reason account
6. The exclusionary reason account
7. A revisionary Kantian conception
8. Further dimensions of the revisionary Kantian conception
9. The robust reason account
10. The method of presuppositional interpretation