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The Autonomy of Law : Essays on Legal Positivism - Robert P. George

The Autonomy of Law

Essays on Legal Positivism

By: Robert P. George (Editor)

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Published: 1st September 1999
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This collection of original essays from distinguished legal philosophers offers a challenging assessment of the nature and viability of legal positivism, an approach to legal theory which continues to dominate contemporary legal theoretical debates. To what extent is the law adequately described as autonomous? Should legal theorists maintain a conceptual separation of law and morality? These and other questions are addressed by the authors in this carefully edited collection, which will be of interest to all lawyers and scholars interested in legal philosophy.

1: Kent Greenawalt: Too Thin and Too Rich: Distinguishing Features of Legal Positivism 2: Frederick Schauer: Positivism as Pariah 3: R. George Wright: Does Positivism Matter? 4: Gerald J. Postema: Law's Autonomy and Public Practical Reason 5: Klaus Fusser: Farewell to `Legal Positivism': The Separation Thesis Unravelling 6: Neil MacCormack: The Concept of law and The Concept of Law 7: John Finnis: The Truth in Legal Positivism 8: Philip Soper: Law's Normative Claims 9: Joseph Raz: Intention in Interpretation 10: Jules Coleman: Authority and Reason 11: Robert P. George: Natural Law and Positive Law

ISBN: 9780198267904
ISBN-10: 0198267908
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 1st September 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.77 x 14.1  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.41