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Vienna Lectures on Legal Philosophy, Volume 2: Normativism and Anti-normativism in Law

Edited by: Christoph Bezemek, Michael Potacs, Alexander Somek

ISBN13: 9781509944507
Published: January 2022
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2020)
Price: £26.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9781509935901

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This second volume of the Vienna Lectures on Legal Philosophy series presents 11 chapters which are dedicated to normativist and anti-normativist approaches to law.

The book focuses on the question: What is law? Is it a set of obligations imposed on courts and officials to guide their conduct and to assess the conduct of others? Or is it the result of settlements reached by opposing sides that accept arrangements and understandings to sustain peaceful cooperation? If law is the former its significance and meaning are independent of a shifting constellation of forces; if it is not, then what the law says depends on the relative power and prestige of the actors involved.

With contributions from some of the leading scholars in the field, the collection presents a balanced and nuanced assessment of what is perhaps the most controversial debate in contemporary legal philosophy today.

1. The Normality of Normativity
Ino Augsberg
2. On the Significance of Virtues in Morality and Law
Peter Koller
3. The Basic Norm
Stanley L Paulson
4. Normativity at Large: On Moral Absolutism, Legal Relativism and Social Systems Anti-Normativism
Jirí Pribán
5. Legal Realism and Legal Reasoning: A Quasi-Realist Approach
Torben Spaak
6. On the Boundaries of Normativity in Law
Aditi Bagchi
7. Can We Escape Normativism in Law?
Michael Potacs
8. Real Constitutional Law: A Revised Madisonian Perspective
Alexander Somek
9. The Concept of Law Revisited: An Essay in Descriptive Psychology
Anne van Aaken
10. The Foundations of Legal Empirical Studies of European Union Law: A Starter Kit
Urška Šadl and Jakob V H Holtermann
11. Preserving us from Regulatory Power? Legal Normativity and the Possibility of Agency
Sylvie Delacroix

Series: Vienna Lectures on Legal Philosophy